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Midwifery : Preparation for Practice: 2nd edition, 2010  - Sally Pairman


Preparation for Practice: 2nd edition, 2010


Published: 30th August 2010
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Midwifery: Preparation for Practice focuses on placing the woman and midwife at the center of care, in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. It reflects the socio-political contexts in which students in the two countries practice.

About the Author

Sally Pairman, RM, MA, Head of School, School of Midwifery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand; Education Consultant to the New Zealand College of Midwives; Jan Pincombe, RM, PhD, FACM, Professor of Midwifery, Joint Appointment The University of South Australia & The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Adelaide South Australia; Fellow of The Australian College of Midwifery (ACMI) and research co-ordinator of the South Australian Branch of ACMI; Carol Thorogood, RM, PhD, FACM, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NSW; Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives Inc.; and Sally Tracy, RM, MA, Doctor of Midwifery, FACM, Associate Professor of Midwifery Practice Development, a joint appointment with the Northern Sydney Area Health Service and the University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives and an Editor on the NZ College of Midwives Journal


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Fabulously informative for students

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  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


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    Easy to read for novice midwifery students!!

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    Australian and New Zealand health and maternity services
    The Australian and New Zealand context
    Understanding world views of midwifery
    Risk and safety
    Ways of looking at evidence and measurement
    Place of birth
    The woman
    Challenges to women's health
    Working with Maori women: challenges for midwives
    Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
    Options for women around fertility and reproduction
    The midwife
    Professional frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand
    Legal frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand
    Ethical frameworks for practice
    Life skills for midwifery practice
    Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice
    Working in partnership
    Working in collaboration
    Promoting physiological birth
    Autonomous practice
    The physiology of conception and pregnancy
    Nutritional foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
    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
    Supporting the newborn infant
    Supporting the breastfeeding mother
    Pharmacology and prescribing
    Completing the midwife-woman partnership
    Collaborative practice
    Screening and assessment
    Challenges in pregnancy
    Disturbances in the rhythm of labour
    Interventions in pregnancy, labour and birth
    Life-threatening emergencies
    Complications in the postnatal period
    Complications of the newborn
    Grief and loss during childbearing-the death of a baby
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    ISBN: 9780729539289
    ISBN-10: 0729539288
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 976
    Published: 30th August 2010
    Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.6  x 4.3
    Weight (kg): 2.76