This book deals with the central theme of freedom to practise midwifery in selected countries of the world. Each chapter has a separate author who has specific knowledge of the country for that chapter either as a citizen or researcher. Freedom to practise midwifery must reflect best practice, both individual and collective. Therefore the underpinning theme of this book is the philosophy of best midwifery practice - particularly that which is evidence-based. To clarify the meaning of the term, the book includes an initial chapter that discusses the aims and realities of achieving ‘best practice’ – wherever in the world a midwife may be and under whatever circumstances she may be working. Contents1. Introduction2. Best practice: aims and realities3. Midwifery in Australia: emerging from the shadows4. Embracing change: maintaining standards5. Midwifery practice in Ghana and Malawi: influences of the health system6. Does being a Principality with an Assembly government help midwives in Wales to be free to practise?7. Between a rock and a hard place: the situation of the Finnish midwife8. Midwifery led care9. The impact of war on the practice of midwifery and the wellbeing of women and children in Iraq10. Midwifery Irish style. Government policy: its effects on midwifery practice11. A culturally diverse and disease-burdened environment: the effects on midwifery practice12. Birthing in Latvia: midwives serving lovingly13. Normal birth in Scotland: the effects of policy, geography and culture14. Independence in practice:a New Zealand case study of midwives partnership15. Women supporting midwifery: the influence of consumer organisations on best practice
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Titolo: Midwifery : Freedom to Practise ?
Editore: Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 21x27 cm