Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457028
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Medical

Midwives are accountable to the public, patients, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they face in the course of their career and how to address those dilemmas in order to practise effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives developing their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice. It provides a clear introduction to the subject, with activities and case studies throughout to illustrate key principles and apply the law in context.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473984981
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre: Law

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital they have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas they will face in the course of their professional career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps students to understand how they apply to nursing practice. New to this edition · Fully updated in light of the revised Code (2015) · Full consideration of the new revalidation process · Greater discussion of the law relating to end of life care

Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Carol J. Huston
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451128338
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Medical

Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future. This edition includes two NEW chapters: 1) a NEW chapter on developing effective leaders to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, and 2) a NEW chapter on the use of residencies for new graduate nurses as a transition to practice. In addition to these exciting additions, content has been updated throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in healthcare including the impact of healthcare reform, and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This edition promises to be an integral tool to providing effective nursing care in an increasingly global, rapidly changing, technology driven world.

Contexts of Midwifery Practice

Author: Helen Muscat
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473917743
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Medical

In order to become skilled and competent practitioners, student midwives need to understand the complex individual, family and societal issues they will encounter. By introducing the contemporary context of midwifery practice, this book helps students to understand the problems many women face in society. The book covers topics including violence, mental and sexual health, the rising obesity epidemic and increases in numbers of women from non-UK countries. The authors emphasise the fact that students need to be aware of their public health responsibilities and discuss various health promotion strategies.

Normal Midwifery Practice

Author: Sam Chenery-Morris
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857257581
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Medical

For new students the language and concepts of midwifery care can at first be daunting. This book helps students to understand the expectations of midwifery training in relation to normal midwifery practice. It covers the basics of midwifery care including professional practice, frameworks informing midwifery care, key concepts and philosophies of care, communication and care skills, antenatal care, normal labour and birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and breastfeeding, as well as a brief introduction to medicines management in normal midwifery care. The book is designed to work alongside first taught modules in midwifery, and underpin training in subsequent years.

Studying for Your Midwifery Degree

Author: Siobhan Scanlan
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473904637
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Medical

This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills you will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision making. It shows why these important skills are essential for you both to succeed at university and when you are a registered midwife. Key features - An accessible student-friendly guide specifically written for midwifery students - Three midwifery students are followed throughout the book to show real issues that you may face during your studies - Activities throughout help you test and develop your own learning skills - Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC and QAA standards, so that you can see what you are expected to know in order to pass your programme. Series Editor The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.

Legal Aspects of Midwifery

Author: Bridgit Dimond
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750688178
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Written in clear, accessible language, without legal jargon, the third edition of this text includes a new chapter on the laws relating to teenage pregnancy. It also covers many of the recommendations from NICE relevant to midwifery practice and considers their legal significance.

Law and Ethics for Midwifery

Author: Elinor Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317428954
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Medical

Legal and ethical competence is a cornerstone of professional midwifery practice and an essential part of midwifery training. Law and Ethics for Midwifery is a unique and practical resource for student midwives. Written by an experienced midwifery lecturer, this text draws on a wide variety of real life case studies and focuses particularly on the core areas of accountability, autonomy and advocacy. Opening with two chapters providing overviews respectively of ethical theories and legislation, the book is then arranged thematically. These chapters have a common structure which includes case studies, relevant legislation, reflective activities and a summary, and they run across areas of concern from negligence through safeguarding to record-keeping. Grounded in midwifery practice, the text enables student midwives to consider and prepare for ethical and legal dilemmas they may face as midwives in clinical practice.

Myles Textbook for Midwives E Book

Author: Jayne E. Marshall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702057458
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Medical

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.

Ethics and Midwifery

Author: Lucy Frith
Publisher: Books for Midwives Press
ISBN: 0750653507
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Midwives increasingly face challenging ethical issues which have clinical and legal implications, but they have not always been adequateky prepared to dael with them. This book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to guide them through dilemmas which comm

The Law and the Midwife

Author: Shirley R. Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405147828
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Medical

The second edition of this successful text is an essential and accessible guide to legal aspects of midwifery for all midwife supervisors, midwives, and midwifery students. Midwives will find this book provides them with the knowledge and understanding they require to make sense of the legal principles that affect their day-to-day work and allay their anxieties, encouraging them to extend and develop their practice safely and with confidence. 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

Contexts of Midwifery Practice

Author: Helen Muscat
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473917743
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Medical

In order to become skilled and competent practitioners, student midwives need to understand the complex individual, family and societal issues they will encounter. By introducing the contemporary context of midwifery practice, this book helps students to understand the problems many women face in society. The book covers topics including violence, mental and sexual health, the rising obesity epidemic and increases in numbers of women from non-UK countries. The authors emphasise the fact that students need to be aware of their public health responsibilities and discuss various health promotion strategies.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309208956
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Medical

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice

Author: Georgina Taylor
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281383
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Medical

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme. Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career. Key Features: - Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice - Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues - Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself - Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration About the series Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery. Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer. Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.

Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship

Author: Kathleen Fahy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750688703
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Midwives and other healthcare providers are grappling with the issue of rising intervention rates in childbirth and trying to identify ways to reverse the trend. It is increasingly accepted that intervention in childbirth has long-term consequences for women and their children. Birth Territory provides practical, evidence-based ideas for restructuring the birth territory to facilitate normal birth. Links new research findings to birth environments and outcomes. Describes the elements of an ideal birthing environment. Suggests how to modify existing maternity services to achieve optimal results. Investigates the links between the experiences of women and babies, and outcomes. Explores the effects of legal and socio-political factors.