Supportive Care and Midwifery
November 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
This aspect of care is considered a crucial part of the increasing and expanding role of the midwife. The ability of midwives to provide ongoing support throughout childbearing is one of the features of midwifery care which distinguishes it from other care providers. This is a feature which is common to the resurgence of midwifery throughout the world and therefore this text will have international appeal.
Making sense of support;
Systems of health care and maternity care provision;
The provision of support during childbearing;
Supportive midwifery care;
Support in labour;
Support for the carer;
Journal of Advanced Nursing
"A goldmine for students...invaluable to managers. This book is as clever and subversive as Marjorie Tew's Safer Childbirth and it should prove to be as influential."
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
'If support were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.'
(Klaus et al. 1993)