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Supportive Care and Midwifery

Rosemary Mander

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Pflege


This book considers the broad range of support given to mothersincluding social, psychological and clinical. It also looks at theprovision of this service and how different models have been set upinternationally to fulfill this important function. It bringstogether the latest research findings, which examine the nature ofcare that is provided and consider what constitutes effective andefficient support. This aspect of care is considered a crucial part of theincreasing and expanding role of the midwife. The ability ofmidwives to provide ongoing support throughout childbearing is oneof the features of midwifery care which distinguishes it from othercare providers. This is a feature which is common to the resurgenceof midwifery throughout the world and therefore this text will haveinternational appeal.


"This book provides a great resource throughout which the uses andmisuses of research evidence emerge. The book will be valuable toall students and health care professionals and managers involved inmaternity services."

Journal of Advanced Nursing

"A goldmine for students...invaluable to managers. This book isas clever and subversive as Marjorie Tew's Safer Childbirth and itshould prove to be as influential."

MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

'If support were a drug it would be unethical not to useit.'

(Klaus et al. 1993)



Nursing, Hebammenpraxis, Krankenpflege, Midwifery