Midwifery Continuity of Care
Midwifery Continuity of Care,
Edition 2
By Caroline Homer, Pat Brodie, Jane Sandall and Nicky Leap

Publication Date: 09 Aug 2019

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Description

Midwifery Continuity of Care is a robust ‘how to’ guide to establishing midwifery continuity of care. Written by a team of international experts in their field, this book highlights lessons learned to help develop new ways of planning, implementing, evaluating and sustaining midwifery continuity of care for the benefit of women, babies and communities.

Key Features

  • Summarises the evidence for midwifery continuity of care to support policy makers, commissioners of maternity services and health service executives with their implementation of midwifery continuity of care
  • Practical real world examples, stories and experiences to bring to life the diversity of ways that midwifery continuity of care can be implemented
  • Highlights a range of issues for managers and leaders to be aware of, including organisational, industrial and safety and quality issues
  • Explores how building alliances can enable midwifery continuity of care to flourish, addressing scaling up and sustainability

Evolve Student and Faculty Resources:

  • eBook on VitalSource
  • An inspirational video interview with author, Jane Sandall
About the author
By Caroline Homer, Centre for Midwifery and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Pat Brodie, Professor of Maternity Practice, Development and Research, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Jane Sandall and Nicky Leap, Director of Midwifery Practice and Associate Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Midwifery and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Is midwifery continuity of care better for women and babies? What is the evidence?
Chapter 2: Introducing midwifery continuity of care in mainstream maternity services: the foundations for success
Chapter 3: Ways of providing midwifery continuity of care
Chapter 4: How can managers make midwifery continuity of care work?
Chapter 5: Building collaborative relationships to support midwifery continuity of care
Chapter 6: Ensuring safety and quality
Chapter 7: Is midwifery continuity of care cost effective?
Chapter 8: How to monitor and evaluate midwifery continuity of care
Chapter 9: Skilled, motivated and engaged: Do we have the midwifery workforce to deliver continuity?
Chapter 10: Midwifery continuity of care for specific groups
Chapter 11: Midwifery continuity of care: Theorising Towards Sustainability
Chapter 12: Midwifery continuity of care and carer: The future
Book details
ISBN: 9780729542951
Retail Price: £46.99