The New Midwifery,
Edition 2 Science and Sensitivity in Practice
By Lesley Ann Page, BA, MSc, PhD, RM, RN and Rona McCandlish, BA(Hons), MSc(Epid), RGN, RMN, RM

Publication Date: 06 Oct 2006
Practicing as a midwife today requires not only good clinical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and emotional changes a woman experiences before and after birth. This book combines scientific knowledge with the more intangible skills needed for sensitive communication to provide the best possible care to the mother and her family. The second edition of this celebrated text vividly explores the various skills and approaches that lead to successful midwifery practice and uses care stories to bring these to life.

Key Features

  • Provides a refreshingly new approach to key areas of midwifery practice in a way that brings practice to life.
  • Illustrates and supports the fundamental changes currently taking place in midwifery around the world.
  • Builds on the most up-to-date, evidence-based research to suggest guidelines for best practices.
  • Explores the impact of parenthood and offers strategies for effectively supporting individuals during this period of transition.

New Features

  • Includes "care stories" - case studies that highlight positive midwifery care and successful childbirth experiences.
  • Offers contrasting stories from around the world, illustrating how maternity care in industrialized society differs from that in a non-industrial or third world environment.
  • Provides up-to-date research and reference material.
About the author
By Lesley Ann Page, BA, MSc, PhD, RM, RN, Joint Head of Midwifery and Nursing Women's Services, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, London, UK; Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and Rona McCandlish, BA(Hons), MSc(Epid), RGN, RMN, RM, Wellcome Trust Training Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
Table of Contents
IntroductionSection 1: Transition to Parenting and Relationships in Practice – Working with Women1. What Women Want from Care Around the Time of Birth2. First Relationships and the Growth of Love and Commitment 3. Becoming a Parent4. Midwifery Partnership: Working ‘With’ Women5. The Politics of Involving Women in Decision Making6. Supporting Midwives to Support Women7. Working with Women: Developing Continuity of Care in Practice8. The Birth of Twins: A Reflection on PracticeSection 2: Putting Science into Practice9. Evidence-Based Care and Twins10. Evidence-Based Midwifery: Finding, Appraising and Applying Evidence in Practice11. Risk: Theoretical or Actual?12. Why Do Research?13. Jenna’s Care Story: Post-Term PregnancySection 3: Promoting Healthy Birth, Using Midwifery Skills and the Organisation of Practice14. A Public Health View of Maternity Services15. Reducing Inequalities in Childbirth: The Midwife’s Role in Public Health16. Keeping Birth Normal17. Being with Jane in Childbirth: Putting Science and Sensitivity into PracticeIndex
Book Reviews
"NEW MIDWIFERY 2ND EDITION combine scientific knowledge with the skills needed to provide the best possible care for the mother and her family." -- The Practising Midwife, June 2006.
Book details
ISBN: 9780443100024
Page Count: 412
Retail Price : £32.99
978-0-7020-3506-7, Page & McCandlish: The New Midwifery E-Book, Science and Sensitivity in Practice, 2e, Oct-2006978-0-7020-4152-5, Page & McCandlish: The New Midwifery Text and Evolve eBooks Package, Science and Sensitivity in Practice, 2e
Practising midwives in developed countries; midwifery students in developing countries