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 fiftyyears. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care takesa broad sweep to examine these changes and their intersection withmidwifery, in particular their impact on the midwife’s roleduring labour and birth. It is an invaluable guide for allmidwives. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care addressesa wide range of topics including the evolution of intrapartum care,debates about knowledge, and childbirth education. It looks atbirth environments, labour rhythms, working with pain, normalbirth, unusual labours, and complementary therapies. Written by keyexperts and providing guidance on best practice, this unique anddiverse text will bring readers up-to-date with the latest researchand reflection in their specialist fields. Written by key experts in their respective fields comingtogether for the first time Provides comprehensive examination of normal birthpractice Evidence-based, bringing you up-to-date with the latestresearch
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: 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: Margaret A. Burkhardt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing explores the theories, models and principles that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior within a nursing context. This text addresses the complexities created by science and technological advances, the variety of settings in which nurses practice, and the diversity of the patients in their care, all the while emphasizing the importance of principled behavior in personal and professional situations. The text also examines global issues that intertwine with the nursing profession, such as health policy, economics, social, gender, transcultural and spiritual considerations. Engaging exercises, reflective questions, case presentations and creative activities are integrated throughout the text.Â· More personal and conversational tone of this 2nd edition makes material more accessible Â· Reorganized reflection on the history of nursing puts contemporary issues into contextÂ· Expanded discussion of issues related to professional relationships, systems within which nurses work, technology and patient self-determination promotes exploration of issues facing nursing today(Key words: Ethics, Issues, Nursing, Trends)
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: Doris Corkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing addresses a selection of the most common concerns that arise when planning care for infants, children and young people within the hospital and community setting. Clear and detailed, this text reflects both the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary children's nursing and utilizes images and case studies to provide a holistic insight into the practice of care planning through the reporting of best available evidence and current research, policy and education. Divided into sections for ease of reference, Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing explores both the theory and practice of care planning. Chapters on the principles of care planning include issues such as managing risk, safeguarding children, ethical and legal implications, integrated care pathways, interprofessional assessment, and invaluable parent perspectives. Additional chapters on the application of planning care examine the practical aspects of a wide range of specific conditions including cystic fibrosis, obesity, cardiac/renal failure and HIV/AIDS. Each chapter is interactive, with questions, learning activities and points for discussion creating an engaging and enquiry-based learning approach. Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing is a definitive resource, reflecting innovative practice which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education.