Becoming a Midwife

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.

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135107602

Page: 192

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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.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

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.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118690990

Page: 472

View: 127

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.

Becoming a Midwife

I was unable to be guaranteed a rotation ofany kind when I moved to Scotland. ... Commentary Elaine'sjourney mirrored many of the time; to become a midwife ...

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135107610

Page: 192

View: 652

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.

Becoming a Midwife

One of Acquah's friends abandoned a career in midwifery because she felt she was likely to be judged more harshly and receive less support from colleagues ...

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Sandi Doughton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982141433

Page: 224

View: 182

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.

Becoming a Midwife

It covers several different stages in a pregnancy. Each one by a midwife who introduces their own theme, recounts a vignette that throws light on their understanding of midwifery, reasons for becoming a midwife & subsequent career moves.

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415464376

Page: 228

View: 765

Explores what it is to be a midwife, looks at what makes midwifery such a special profession. It covers several different stages in a pregnancy. Each one by a midwife who introduces their own theme, recounts a vignette that throws light on their understanding of midwifery, reasons for becoming a midwife & subsequent career moves.

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

LME, lead midwife for education. The student who wishes to undertake midwifery education must meet the NMC's requirements as well as any specific ...

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410939

Page: 400

View: 292

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.

The Lessons of a Student Midwife

Nearly had me in tears of joy." "This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be." "I absolutely ADORED this book."

The Lessons of a Student Midwife

Author: J E Rowney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 794

View: 503

Perfect for fans of "One Born Every Minute", "Call the Midwife", "Hard Pushed" and anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a midwife. Violet dreams of becoming a midwife. Off to university to start her training, all that stand between her and her future are anxiety, self-doubt and three years of hard work. With best friend Zoe by her side, can she overcome the obstacles to make her dreams come true? This volume contains the entire Lessons of a Student Midwife series, including Life Lessons, Love Lessons and Lessons Learned. Praise for Life Lessons "A fictional but very real insight into the life of a student midwife. Nearly had me in tears of joy." "This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be." "I absolutely ADORED this book."

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread ...

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France  Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

Author: Scottie Hale Buehler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 382

View: 408

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread governmental and medical intervention for the first time. Rhetoric blaming "ignorant" rural midwives justified government- or church-funded provincial training courses. Augmenting published textbooks, a variety of unexplored sources--such as surveys, student notes, advertisements, meeting minutes, marginalia, letters, and objects including mannequins and instruments--enables my project to investigate local negotiations around midwifery pedagogy. I argue that the French governmental and medical institutions sought to regulate and control midwifery, not eliminate the practice, thus challenging the simplified, Anglocentric narrative of male usurpation of the female domain of midwifery. Attention to the administrative practices of midwifery courses illustrates the limits of both the French absolutist monarchy and medical institutions to implement their will in the provinces. While midwifery courses expanded state and medical control over childbirth to an unprecedented degree, debates around midwifery education expose the diverse and sometimes conflicting strategies midwives employed. "Being and Becoming a Midwife" demonstrates the instability of the categories of "accoucheurs" (man-midwives) and "sages-femmes" (midwives) and the plurality of identities surrounding these terms in provincial France. Educated, licensed midwives practiced alongside untrained, licensed and unlicensed midwives. Frequently male and female practitioners collaborated through family ties, apprenticeships or educational relationships, and professional networks. Urban practitioners criticized rural midwives and surgeons alike for incompetence, revealing that geopolitical (urban and rural) and class differences shaped their social realities and medical practices as much as the division between man-midwife and midwife. By investigating the process of midwifery assimilation into mainstream medicine in eighteenth-century France, I uncover the ways that certain types of knowing become legitimized to the exclusion of others and how access to the profession was regulated.

Journal of a Student Midwife

This real-life story provides an intimate and candid account of the author's journey towards becoming a midwife and the struggle to balance her professional and family life.

Journal of a Student Midwife

Author: Ellie Ryan

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: 9781846247088

Page: 284

View: 154

Ever since she had her own children in her early twenties, Ellie Ryan was determined to be a midwife. After her children started school, she began the demanding training she needed to achieve her ambition. She kept a blog-style journal throughout her training.

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

This book is designed to help anyone who is struggling and needs a little (or a lot of) guidance.

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

Author: Monica Gribben

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412276

Page: 296

View: 998

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.

An Unlikely Nurse Midwife

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.

An Unlikely Nurse   Midwife

Author: Anne Reavill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781499286946

Page: 216

View: 351

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.

Launching Your Career in Nursing and Midwifery

Get ahead of the other applicants with this practical guide offering application advice, interview preparation techniques, a comprehensive overview of the selection process and 'insider tips'.

Launching Your Career in Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Annabel Smoker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137362413

Page: 192

View: 483

Gaining your first job as a nurse or midwife is becoming not only highly competitive but an increasingly more complex process. Get ahead of the other applicants with this practical guide offering application advice, interview preparation techniques, a comprehensive overview of the selection process and 'insider tips'.

Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice

This unique text uses an accessible writing style and includes chapters on diversity and justice, informed consent, multiple relationships, confidentiality and privacy, scope of practice, and others.

Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice

Author: Illysa R. Foster

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763768805

Page: 268

View: 792

Professional Ethics for Midwives: Conscious Practice is an applied ethics book designed for both students and practicing midwives to build ethical thinking in the context of daily practice. This unique text uses an accessible writing style and includes chapters on diversity and justice, informed consent, multiple relationships, confidentiality and privacy, scope of practice, and others. Realistic case examples throughout the text encourage critical thinking in applied ethics. The authors present a unique model for midwives’ ethical thinking and appendices include widely used codes of ethics in the field.