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. <br><p>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.<br><p>· Relates legal issues to everyday midwifery practice<br>· Written by an experienced midwife for midwives<br>· Accessible, relevant and up-to-date
From reviews of the first edition:
?The book is written with commendable and enviable
clarity? Get this book. Read it. Go back to
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
?I would recommend every midwife to obtain a copy of
one or other of them, both to assist her safe practice and allay
fears of ignorance about the law as it refers to
?It is clear that this is a book written by a midwife
for midwives. The examples used being topical, relevant and
recognisable. I found this book
Chapter 1 The Legal Framework.
Chapter 2 The Statutory Profession of Midwifery.
Chapter 3 The Statutory Regulation of Midwifery.
Chapter 4 Accountability within the NHS.
Chapter 5 Negligence in Midwifery Practice.
Chapter 6 Consent and Refusal.
Chapter 7 Use and Abuse of Information.
Chapter 8 Aspects of Law Related to Reproduction and Child
Chapter 9 Aspects of Employment Law.
Chapter 10 Application to Midwifery Practice