This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery practice, philosophy, business administration and resource management. Drawing on an interdisciplinary body of knowledge, this international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environment. Divided into three parts, the book discusses:
-The politics of midwifery and sustainability
-Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice
-Supporting an ecological approach to parenting.
Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth identifies existing models of sustainable midwifery practice, such as the continuity of care model, and highlights the potential for midwifery as a role model for ecologically sound health care provision.
Lorna Davis is a midwife lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She was formerly a lecturer in midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University and is co-director of www.withwoman.co.uk. She still carries a small caseload as a self-employed midwife.
Rea Daellenbach is a midwife lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She has a ministerial appointment on the midwifery Council of New Zealand.
Mary Kensington is Head of Midwifery at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand..
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 12th October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1