- . Bachelor of Midwifery students
- . Postgraduate Midwifery students
- . Practicing Midwives
- . Combined Nursing degree students.
Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e is the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students.
The third edition continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice-that of working in partnership with women and midwifery autonomy in practice and from this perspective, presents the midwife as a primary healthcare practitioner.
It carefully examines the very different maternity care systems in Australia and New Zealand, exploring both autonomous and collaborative practice and importantly documents the recent reforms in Australian midwifery practice.
Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e places women and their babies safely at the centre of midwifery practice and will guide, inform and inspire midwifery students, recent graduates and experienced midwives alike.
. Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand
. Critical Thinking Exercises and Research Activities
. Midwifery Practice Scenarios
. Reflective Thinking Exercises and Case Studies
. Instructor and Student resources on Evolve, including Test Bank questions, answers to Review Questions and PowerPoint presentations.
New to This Edition
About the Author
- . New chapter on Models of Health
- . Increased content on cultural considerations, human rights, sustainability, mental health, obesity in pregnancy, communication in complex situations, intervention, complications in pregnancy and birth and assisted reproduction
- . Midwifery Practice Scenarios throughout.
By Sally Pairman, DMid, MA, BA, RM, RGON, Head of School, School of Midwifery and Group Manager Health, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand; Chair of Midwifery Council of New Zealand; Jan Pincombe, PhD, MAppSc, PGradDipEd, BA, RM, RN, RIN, FACMI, Professor of Midwifery, Program Director, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide; Carol Thorogood, PhD, MPhil, BApp Psych, Dip Education, RN RM , Associate Professor Nursing and Midwifery Charles Darwin University and Sally K. Tracy, DMid, MA, BNurs, Adv Dip N, RM, RGON , Professor of Midwifery, University of Sydney, Australia
* Australian and New Zealand health care and maternity systems* The Australian and New Zealand context* Models of health* Midwifery and maternity in a global context * Risk, fear and safety* Ways of looking at evidence and measurement* The place of birth* Challenges to women's health* Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women* Midwives and Maori women: Advancing our relationships* Options for women around fertility and reproduction* Professional frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand* Legal frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand* Ethical frameworks for practice* Sustaining midwifery practice* Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice* Working in partnership* Working in collaboration* Promoting physiological birth* The physiology of conception and pregnancy* Nutrition and physical activity foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and lactation* Screening and assessment* Working with women in pregnancy* Physiological changes during labour* Supporting women in labour and birth* Working with pain in labour* Using water for labour and birth* Perineal care and repair* Physiological changes during the postnatal period* Supporting women becoming mothers* Transitions to motherhood * Supporting the newborn infant* Supporting the breastfeeding mother* Completing the midwife-woman partnership* Pharmacology and prescribing* Contraception* Challenges in pregnancy* Disturbances in the rhythm of labour* Interventions in pregnancy labour and birth * Maternal life-threatening emergencies* Complications in the post-natal period for the mother * The compromised neonate* Grief and loss during childbearing