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Midwifery : Preparation for Practice : 3rd Edition - Pairman

Midwifery : Preparation for Practice

3rd Edition


Published: 1st December 2014
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Perfect for:

  • . 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 Features

. 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
  • . 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.
About the Author

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



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    -The book details all aspects of healthcare for women before, during, and after childbirth. This is an outstanding book for midwifery students. It is up to date and above average in quality.- - Julie Baker-Townsend, DNP, WHNP- BC, FNP-BC (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review: 93 - 4 Stars!

    Part 1: Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
    Chapter 1 Naturopathic Philosophy
    Chapter 2 Nutritional Medicine
    Chapter 3 Herbal Medicine
    Chapter 4 Herb/Nutrient Drug-Interactions
    Part 2: Naturopathic Treatments
    Chapter 5 Nutritional Medicine
    Chapter 6 Herbal Medicine
    Part 3: Body Systems
    Chapter 7 The Gastrointestinal System
    Chapter 8 The Hepatobiliary System
    Chapter 9 The Immune System
    Chapter 10 The Respiratory System
    Chapter 11 The Musculoskeletal System
    Chapter 12 The Integumentary System
    Chapter 13 The Urinary and Renal Systems
    Chapter 14 The Female Reproductive System
    Chapter 15 The Male Reproductive System
    Chapter 16 The Cardiovascular System
    Chapter 17 The Endocrine System
    Chapter 18 The Nervous System
    Part 4: The Lifecycle
    Chapter 19 Fertility
    Chapter 20 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
    Chapter 21 Paediatrics
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Appendix 3
    Appendix 4
    Appendix 5
    Appendix 6
    Appendix 7

    ISBN: 9780729541749
    ISBN-10: 0729541746
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 1390
    Published: 1st December 2014
    Publisher: Elsevier Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.8  x 5.7
    Weight (kg): 3.46
    Edition Number: 3
    Edition Type: Revised