A multi-disciplinary introduction to the ethical dilemmas which commonly face midwives in clinical practice. A wide range of problems is explored by experienced practitioners and philosophers and clear guidance is offered on how different clinical and legal issues might be approached.
Essential reading for any trainee midwife, Midwifery by Ten Teachers is a comprehensive coursebook covering all aspects of the principles and practices of midwifery. Based on the popular Obstetrics by Ten Teachers, this book has been thoroughly reviewed and revised to ensure it provides the most accurate and appropriate information for the student and practising midwife. Contents include the role of the midwife in modern maternity care, conception, implantation and embryology, physiology of pregnancy, labour and the postnatal woman, normal and abnormal fetal growth and development, antenatal and postnatal care (physical and emotional wellbeing), diseases, disorder and complications, emergencies and the neonate. A chapter is devoted to the increasingly important issues of law and ethics in practice. Detailed coverage of all the key elements of midwifery by a team of experienced lecturers and practitioners combined with inviting 4-colour layout and plenty of colour photographs make this book the one reference any trainee, returning or practising midwife will need.
Author: Denis Walsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past fifty years. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care takes a broad sweep to examine these changes and their intersection with midwifery, in particular their impact on the midwife’s role during labour and birth. It is an invaluable guide for all midwives. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care addresses a wide range of topics including the evolution of intrapartum care, debates about knowledge, and childbirth education. It looks at birth environments, labour rhythms, working with pain, normal birth, unusual labours, and complementary therapies. Written by key experts and providing guidance on best practice, this unique and diverse text will bring readers up-to-date with the latest research and reflection in their specialist fields. Written by key experts in their respective fields coming together for the first time Provides comprehensive examination of normal birth practice Evidence-based, bringing you up-to-date with the latest research
Author: S. A. Pera
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date: 2005
Dealing primarily with nursing in South Africa and the particular challenges that the country's nurses encounter, this book looks at the ethical questions confronting nurses as well as the moral philosophy behind those considerations. Ubuntu—the African notion that everyone in a community is responsible for the welfare of its members—plays a large part in the moral deliberations of the book, as do problems particular to South Africa. This second edition is updated with new case studies on the AIDS pandemic as well as new ethical questions stemming from the legalization of abortion in South Africa and the rise in the power of health worker unions.
Author: Margaret Burkhardt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Today’s nurses face a multitude of legal and ethical dilemmas that fall outside the scope of clinical and medical training. Practical and thought provoking, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition examines the latest trends, principles, theories, and models in patient care to help you make ethically sound decisions in complex and often controversial situations. Acknowledging an ever-expanding global society, compelling examples are presented from national and international headlines that invite readers to explore the cases in light of socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics. Historical examples demonstrate how to think critically through various problems while upholding moral and professional standards, as well as the law. Key topics include patient advocacy and rights, diversity, medication error prevention, health care information management, portability and accountability, and health care reform. In addition to in-book learning features like analysis problems, review questions, sample forms, and appendices, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition offers supplemental, interactive tools to challenge you further, and prepare you for morally sound behavior in any health care setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Sally Carvalho
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2012-07-06
This popular title from the Fundamental Aspects of Nursing series has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in the field. Vital reading for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards. This book will outline the implications and application of the relevant recent legislation that relates to nursing practice. Professionally, this book will look at the demands and requirements of nursing, as it moves to an all graduate profession, and the subsequent legal and ethical implications. It will also be helpful for qualified nurses as a refresher text & for those undertaking Overseas Nurses' Programmes. With the new Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposals, there is a greater emphasis on nurses' awareness and ability to use, and be assessed in, legal, ethical and professional issues in their clinical practice.
Author: Jayne E. Marshall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-05
The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.
Author: Mary Louise Fleming
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-03-09
This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.
Author: Deana Molinari, PhD, MS, RN, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-11-18
"Transitioning to rural practice can be daunting for both experienced nurses and new graduates who have an urban orientation and are accustomed to specialized practice with abundant health care resources. Since most nursing education programs and practicing nurses are located in urban settings, programs are needed to prepare nurses who choose rural practice. In their book, Dr. Molinari and Dr. Bushy provide excellent examples of practice models from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with curricula that address transition issues. The text makes a significant contribution to the discussion about how to best prepare nurses for rural practice and will be of interest to administrators, educators, and clinicians. From the Foreward by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC Associate Professor Montana State University College of Nursing This is the only volume to address the pressing need for practical information about transitioning from an urban-based nursing education or practice to a rural health care environment. It provides successful strategies that nurses in rural settings can use to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs that will meet the needs of individual rural communities. The book details current rural nursing transition-to-practice trends and issues, national standards, and evidence-based model programs worldwide. Rural practice culture is described along with professional education issues, competency, patient care, and safety. Chapters are presented in easy-to-access formats that offer ready solutions for problems commonly encountered in rural practice such as nurse recruitment and retention. In addition to health care delivery issues for specific rural populations, the book presents program descriptions from local to state levels, including locally developed education programs, urban hospital systems outreach to rural facilities, universities collaborating with rural businesses, city-based workshops, statewide competencies tracked by employers, and a distance education program customized by rural agencies. Case studies demonstrate how rural facilities-even the smallest and most isolated-are advancing health care through nurse support. The text will be of value to rural nursing staff developers, critical access hospitals and community clinic administrators, rural professional organizations, small urban health facilities, continuing education providers, nursing workforce centers, and graduate programs. Key Features: The first transition from academia-to-practice guide for rural nursing Charts evidence-based successes and offers model programs in different rural settings Provides rural-specific information to facilitate statewide health mandates Features residency program development processes, with tips and tools that work
Author: Jãnis T. Ozoliņš
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-04-08
In order to provide the highest level of care to patients and clients, health professionals need a sound knowledge and understanding of healthcare ethics. Foundations of Healthcare Ethics: Theory to Practice focuses on the philosophical concepts underpinning contemporary ethical discourse for health professionals, and arms both students and professionals with the knowledge to tackle situations of moral uncertainty in clinical practice. Specially written to provide an in-depth study into the theoretical foundations of healthcare ethics, it covers a range of normative ethical theories, from virtue ethics to utilitarianism, while also investigating their application to contemporary issues in health care and society. It provides opportunities for self-directed learning, and presents questions and case studies to facilitate engagement and discussion. Foundations of Healthcare Ethics provides both students and professionals with an understanding of the philosophy governing healthcare ethics in order to help provide a better level of care to patients and clients.
Author: Kerryn Phelps
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Author: Tracy Levett-Jones
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-08-17
A unique, fundamental resource for nursing students in a clinical environment The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students is an interactive textbook designed to guide nursing students through their clinical placement journey. The first edition of this nursing reference proved extremely valuable in helping nursing students use their clinical placements as opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, attitude and understanding that underpin quality practice. The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition is fully revised with a fresh new appeal. It builds upon the success of the first edition, while incorporating a wealth of new, topical content written in easy-to-understand language. Designed to challenge and inspire students, The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students introduces foundational knowledge in early chapters before addressing more complex issues. This indispensable nursing resource will motivate students to think deeply and critically about important professional and clinical issues. • stories and scenarios to help students relate theory to the reality of practice • 'something to think about' boxes offering valuable advice • 'student experience' sections • reflective thinking activities to encourage self-assessment and experiential learning • new sections to address contemporary issues such as Indigenous health, patient safety, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication, clinical handover, emotional intelligence, information and communication technology and social networking • issues of relevance to the New Zealand health care context • discussion of topical issues such as national registration • enhanced attention to cultural safety • refers to the most recent professional standards and codes of practice • new clinical specialties profiled, including drug and alcohol nursing, emergency nursing and international nursing