Communication in Midwifery,
Edition 1 Theory and Practice
Edited by Tania Staras, BA, MA, PhD, RM, PGCHE, FHEA

Publication Date: 26 Jul 2023

Kind, honest and open communication is at the heart of midwifery care and maternity practice, and is vital in providing safe, person-centred care.

This new book explores communication in midwifery from a range of perspectives and across different settings. It considers the theoretical and practical dimensions of communication, including how and why we communicate and who we communicate with. It uses case studies and practical examples to put ideas into real-world context and to explore topic areas in ways which are thought-provoking, accessible and useful to practitioners.

Above all, Communication in Midwifery supports midwives in developing their theoretical understanding around communication and building a practical toolkit of ideas and strategies for use in a range of settings and with diverse groups of people. It helps midwives and other caregivers in navigating the nuanced and complex situations they encounter every day where clear, honest and collaborative communication is vital.

Key Features

  • Covers communication in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period; the use of written, verbal and non-verbal approaches; and complex scenarios where communication may be challenging, such as diverse groups, trauma and loss
  • Explores new methods of communicating, including the use of the internet and social media, and their benefits and challenges
  • Highlights the importance of communication between professions and ways this can be enhanced
  • Covers contemporary issues of consent, risk and safety in maternity care
  • Useful at all stages of a midwife’s career from undergraduate to qualified midwife
About the author
Edited by Tania Staras, BA, MA, PhD, RM, PGCHE, FHEA, Principal Lecturer in Midwifery,School of Health Sciences
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 On the Receiving End: The Service User’s Perspective
PART 1 Theories and Concepts
3 Principles of Communication
4 Theories of Communication and Counselling
5 Communicating Ideas
PART 2 Responsive Communication
6 Culturally Competent Communication
7 Public Health
8 Communication and Complex Care Planning
9 Communication Around Loss and Trauma
PART 3 Communication in Practice
10 Pregnancy
11 Labour
12 The Postnatal Period and Infant Feeding
PART 4 Professional Communication and Personal Development
13 Communicating With Others
14 Spreading the Word
15 Reflection, Development and Challenges in Communication
16 Conclusion
Book details
ISBN: 9780323883993
Page Count: 0
Retail Price : £29.99