Evidence Based Midwifery: Applications in Context
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Written by a highly-regarded and diverse group from the UK and international midwifery community, Evidence Based Midwifery addresses issues of relevance to all midwives whether clinical practitioners or educators, students or supervisors, researchers or managers. Issues that influence evidence based midwifery are discussed, and topics covered include problem based learning, implementation of evidence based guidelines and the involvement of service users.
Edited by founder members of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network
International collaboration with contributions from the UK, Greece, Canada and the Netherlands
Primary focus on the incorporation of evidence into midwifery practice
Real-life examples throughout
Notes on the Contributors
1. The Nature and Use of Evidence in Midwifery Care (Jane Munro and Helen Spiby).
2. The Development of Evidence Based Midwifery in the Netherlands
The Journey from Midwifery Knowledge to Midwifery Research to Midwifery Standards of Practice (Marianne P. Amelink-Verburg, Kathy C. Herschderfer, Pien M. Offerhaus and Simone E. Buitendijk).
3. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
Is there a Link Between the VBAC Decline since the Second Half of the 1990s and Scientific Studies on the Risks of VBAC? (Hélène Vadeboncoeur).
4. Midwives and Maternity Services in Greece – Historical Context and Current Challenges (Olga Arvanitidou).
5. Reflections on Running an Evidence Course (Denis Walsh).
6. Evidence Based Practice and Problem Based Learning – a Natural Alliance? (Fiona MacVane Phipps).
7. Supervision of Midwifery and Evidence Based Practice (Carol Paeglis).
8. Is There Enough Evidence to Meet the Expectations of a Changing Midwifery Agenda? (Tina Lavender).
9. Guidelines and the Consultant Midwife
The Challenges of the Interdisciplinary Guideline Group (Helen Shallow).
10. Unpicking the Rhetoric of Midwifery Practice (Marianne Mead).
11. The Potential of Service User Groups to Support Evidence Based Midwifery (Belinda Phipps and Gillian Fletcher).
12. Evidence Based Midwifery
Current Status and Future Priorities (Helen Spiby and Jane Munro).
Appendix Writing Midwifery Evidence (Marlene Sinclair).
Jane Munro is a Research & Development Midwife at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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