The Law and the Midwife, 2nd Edition
December 2003, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
This new edition includes new and revised case studies
throughout. It also contains new sections on NHS accountability,
the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act, reproductive
technologies and disciplinary pathways.
· Relates legal issues to everyday midwifery practice
· Written by an experienced midwife for midwives
· Accessible, relevant and up-to-date
Chapter 1 The Legal Framework.
Chapter 2 The Statutory Profession of Midwifery.
Chapter 3 The Statutory Regulation of Midwifery.
Chapter 4 Accountability within the NHS.
Chapter 5 Negligence in Midwifery Practice.
Chapter 6 Consent and Refusal.
Chapter 7 Use and Abuse of Information.
Chapter 8 Aspects of Law Related to Reproduction and Child Protection.
Chapter 9 Aspects of Employment Law.
Chapter 10 Application to Midwifery Practice
* written by a midwife for midwives
* builds on the author's extensive experience
* relates legal issues to everyday midwifery practice
* includes a new chapter on NHS accountability
* contains new and revised case studies throughout
* relevant and up-to-date
* incorporates 2003 Midwives' Rules
* includes new sections on the human rights act, data protection act, reproductive technologies and disciplinary pathways
“The book is written with commendable and enviable
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Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
“I would recommend every midwife to obtain a copy of
one or other of them, both to assist her safe practice and allay
fears of ignorance about the law as it refers to
“It is clear that this is a book written by a midwife
for midwives. The examples used being topical, relevant and
recognisable. I found this book
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