Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth
A Guide for Midwives
By (author) Denis Walsh
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Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth by Denis Walsh
Book DescriptionEvidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a world wide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth are rising rapidly. Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth brings to light much of the evidence around what works best for normal birth which has, until now, remained largely hidden and ignored by maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach. The book: * highlights where the evidence is compelling * discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it * gives background and context before discussing the research to date * includes questions for reflection and practice recommendations generated from the evidence. Using research data, Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this controversial book will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415418904
(254mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth, Hardback (November 2011)
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Intrapartum Care, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Denis Walsh
Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past fifty years. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care takes a broad sweep to examine these changes and their intersection with midwifery, in particular their impact on the midwife's role during labour and birth. It is an invaluable guide for all midwives.
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Author Biography - Denis Walsh
Denis Walsh is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and an independent midwifery consultant.
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