Contexts of Midwifery Practice

Contexts of Midwifery Practice

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In order to become skilled and competent practitioners, student midwives need to understand the complex individual, family and societal issues they will encounter. By introducing the contemporary context of midwifery practice, this book helps students to understand the problems many women face in society. The book covers topics including violence, mental and sexual health, the rising obesity epidemic and increases in numbers of women from non-UK countries. The authors emphasise the fact that students need to be aware of their public health responsibilities and discuss various health promotion strategies.National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE] (2006b) Postnatal Care: Routine Postnatal Care of Women and Their Babies, cg37, accessed 20 February 2015. National Institute for Health and Careanbsp;...

Title:Contexts of Midwifery Practice
Author:Helen Muscat, Heather Passmore, Sam Chenery-Morris
Publisher:Learning Matters - 2015-05-18


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