The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges.
Author: Rosemary Mander
What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.
Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education.
Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.
Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.
Author: Sandi Doughton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A revealing guide to a career as a midwife written by award-winning health reporter Sandi Doughton and based on the real-life experiences of the chief of the midwifery practice group at the University of Washington—required reading for anyone pursuing a path to this life-changing profession. Becoming a Midwife takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a midwife. Midwives are medical professionals who provide care for childbearing women on their birthing journey. It is a growing career that combines compassion and emotional intelligence with nursing and healthcare. Expert midwife Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, specializes in healthy pregnancy and birth. As a veteran of the field, she has helped countless women on the path to labor by delivering their babies and following up with breastfeeding support, newborn care, and insight into the many psycho-social challenges women face in the transition to motherhood. Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.
This book is designed to help anyone who is struggling and needs a little (or a lot of) guidance.
Author: Monica Gribben
Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’? This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including: juggling time succeeding in assignments and exams understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements managing finances coping with stress applying for jobs and more Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.
This suggestion , says Caroline Flint , is only slightly more absurd than asking
midwives to train as nurses before they can train to be midwives . She argues that
nurse training is not only unnecessary , it can be positively harmful The midwifery
Author: Caroline Flint
Publisher: Books for Midwives
Communicating Midwifery is a collection of articles by Caroline Flint, President of the Royal College of Midwives, and one of the profession's most renowned author/practitioners. Through Caroline's amusing and informative writing the reader can follow the development of the midwifery profession over the last twenty years.
I think , however when you go into someone's home and examine them on a bed
on which they probably conceived , the potential for embarrassment is going to
be greater . This implies that the ability of male midwives to assert themselves as
Author: Julie Kent
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
This book explores contemporary issues around pregnancy and childbirth using a feminist sociological approach. It goes beyond biological accounts of pregnancy and childbirth to examine the social processes.
If you are going to be a nurse - midwife who is educated in the two disciplines of
nursing and midwifery - then , of course , you have to have the nursing . But if it
comes to the question of do you have to have nursing in order to be a midwife ; or
Author: National Association of Parents & Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth
"With few exceptions, hospitals and the medical profession are not charitable institutions, but businesses. Money is the bottom line - one way or the other. They promote their services and merchandise with the same determination as any other business and, just like any other business, have little motivation to promote or suggest alternatives that will not profit themselves. The public must learn to deal with them with the same independence, caution and discrimination they now excercise with the purchase of groceries, appliances and used cars. Consumers and caring professionals alike must thoroughly inform themselves."-- Back cover.
I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!
Author: Ellie Durant
'Becoming a Student Midwife' is essential reading for anyone wanting to become a midwife in the UK. It's designed to get you thinking like a midwife and navigate the hurdles of your application into midwifery! It also crucially features personal statement examples and detailed line by line analysis (good and bad) and over 50 Interview questions, analysis and answers.Topics include: Making sure Midwifery is right for you Getting the kind of experience that will get you noticed (in a good way!) Choosing your UK Midwifery Course and handling UCAS Writing an kick-ass Personal Statement The Essential Facts you need to know for your interview Use Nervousness to your Advantage with my acronym 'DOPE' (not that kind of dope) to Combat Anxiety in Interview Situations Maths and Literacy revision, 2x practice literacy and 2x practice maths tests and markschemes 50 Interview Questions, Analysis and Answers Whether you are starting out with a dream and don't know where to begin, or just need to bring your experience together, this book can help. It was written for you by a qualified midwife in conjunction with a careers advisor and midwifery interviewers. Feedback and Reviews: "Amazing book, I only wish I had read this before I applied last year! I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!" -Gemma, Gloucestershire "Q+As, inside tips and knowledge, it gets you thinking like a midwife. It's so competitive to get onto a course, this book is exactly what I was looking for!" -Meena, London "Found your book and it has reignited my excitement for midwifery! I am working towards being a student midwife and this has been really reassuring! I can actually do this!" -Kim, Leicester "She seems to really remember and understand what it's like to be at the beginning of your journey. Ellie breaks down every little step for you." - Mirriam, Reading "I ...wanted to say a HUGE thank you! I recently like a bolt from the blue realised I want to be a midwife - and then found out how hard it is to get on a course! Your book makes it so simple to see exactly what you need to do!" -Josie, Leicester
This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then.
Author: Anne Reavill
Nursing was not something Anne had ever considered as a career, let alone becoming a midwife, but she had to do something and when she applied to a local hospital the matron insisted that she trained.This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then. On the wards she faced dealing with the seriously ill, death of a patient for the first time, learning how to give injections (which she had always dreaded), plus the endless bedpan rounds, ward cleaning, and long spells on night duty sometimes with confused and disruptive patients. And there was still time for some social life, despite the restriction of living in a Nurses' Home.In spite of her initial reservations she completed the course, and midwifery training followed, by the end of which she was already delivering babies at home alone. Over the following years she went on to become a Midwifery Sister and she recalls many events, both tragic and happy, in a career where you always have to be prepared for the unexpected.