The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife, 2nd Edition
January 2014, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.
Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including:
- Effective communication and documentation
- Interdisciplinary working
- The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care
- Assessment and examination of the new-born baby
- Public health
- Clinical decision-making
- Evidence-based practice
With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
Preface to the Second Edition vii
1 Effective Communication 8
2 Effective Documentation 26
3 Confidentiality 41
4 The Aims of Antenatal Care 57
5 Programmes of Care During Childbirth 72
6 Interprofessional Working: Seamless Working within Maternity Care 88
7 Intrapartum Care 102
8 Effective Emergency Care 131
9 Initial Assessment and Examination of the Newborn Baby 156
10 Effective Postnatal Care 172
11 Medication and the Midwife 198
12 The Midwife and Public Health 214
13 Regulating the Midwifery Profession 230
14 The Impact of Cultural Issues on the Practice of Midwifery 249
15 Legislation and the Midwife 261
16 Decision Making 277
17 Health, Safety and Environmental Issues 293
18 Evidence-Based Practice 312
19 Statutory Supervision of Midwives 329
20 Clinical Governance: A Framework for Improving Quality in Maternity Care 345
Answers to Quiz Questions 365
Ian Peate is Visiting Professor University of West London, London, UK, and Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Nursing.
Cathy Hamilton is a Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK, and a Supervisor of Midwives.
- Uses the new NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education (2012) as its framework
- Enhanced use of student-friendly pedagogy including self-testing, extensive case studies, review questions, top tips, glossary etc
- A new chapter focusing on Public Health and the Role of the Midwife
- Change in format and design- with a more spacious text design, with added colour
- A student-friendly, authoritative introduction to the field of midwifery practice
- Incorporates the newly revised and updated NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education
- The essential skills clusters are interlinked within each of the chapters where appropriate
- Fully revised and updated edition with enhanced student-friendliness and pedagogy
- Includes a brand new topical chapter on Public Health and the role of the midwife
- The only text of its type that describes in detail the standards of education required to achieve NMC standards of competence as demanded by the NMC
“Overall, The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwifeis an excellent all-round book to accompany any midwifery student throughout their training. . . I would recommend it to students in direct entry and shortened programmes of study as well as any practitioners returning to practice or wishing to update their study skills.” (British Journal of Midwifery, 1 April 2014)
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