Midwifery and Public Health - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Midwifery and Public Health - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource


An up-to-date discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas.
  • Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health
  • Reflects current policy on public health issues
  • Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives
  • The first book to integrate public health with midwifery

Building Blocks for practice: understanding public health

1. The ‘New’ Public Health: political rhetoric or real opportunities?
2. Changing practice: developing a public health role for midwives
3. Expanding horizons: public health perspectives for practice

Developing ideas and opportunities: key themes and concepts

4. Tackling health inequalities: a midwifery challenge
5. Celebrating diversity: meeting needs
6. Community spirit: looking beyond the obvious
7. Being with women: public policy and private experience

The practice reality: public health midwifery

8. Laying the foundation: the STOMP study
9. Sex education and teenage pregnancy: missed opportunities?
10. Midwives playing their part: Sure Start
11. Postnatal care: meeting the public health challenge

Moving forward : future directions and developments

12. Next steps: public health in midwifery practice

On-line resources

Padraig O'Luanaigh, MSc(Psych), BSc(Hons), RGN, RM, RHV, DipHE(Mid), AdvDpEd, PGDE, Principal Lecturer - Programme Leader Pre-Registration Nursing, Staffordshire University, UK and Cindy Carlson, BA, MPH(Hon), MFPHM Cert Ed, Health Specialist, DFID Health Resource Centre, London, UK


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