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2nd Edition

Health Promotion in Midwifery : Principles and practice

ISBN 9780340888803
Published February 24, 2006 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife’s role in health promotion, making it essential reading for all student and practising midwives, as well as clinical practitioners.

Emphasizing the link between theory and practice, the second edition incorporates chapters on domestic violence, sexual health, breastfeeding, and mental health promotion. Text boxes make the text accessible and user-friendly and case studies and summaries put the material in practical context. Additional readings encourage readers to further research and reflection on their own practice.

Throughout the book, the importance of the role of the midwife in health promotion is emphasized. This second edition brings together contributions from a variety of experienced practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Public Health and the Midwife
2. Health Promotion and the Midwife
3. Factors Affecting Health Promotion
4. Health Promotion Models and Approaches in Midwifery
5. Evaluating Health Promotion
6. Pregnant Women's Attitudes to Health Promotion
7. Information Giving in Health Promotion
8. Health Promotion in Midwifery Training
9. Partnership
10. Sexual Health Promotion
11. Breastfeeding
12. Smoking, Pregnancy and the Midwife
13. Mental Health Promotion and Midwifery
14. Domestic Violence
15. The Role of Complementary Therapies in Health Promotion

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Jan Bowden RM, RGN, FP cert,MSc, BSc (Hons) PGCEA and Vicky Manning RM, RGN, MSc, PGCEA are both Lecturers in Midwifery & Womens Health Studies at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, Kings College London, London, UK.


"This book provides a comprehensive review of the basic principles of general health promotion and also explores issues within the wider public health role of the midwife ... The chapters are all laid out in a similar format which leads the reader into and through each topic in a logical progression ... This text, like the previous edition, will be an invaluable resource for midwives and students alike. It is also appropriate for other health professionals; particularly those working with women, public health nurses and sexual health workers."

The Journal of Advanced Nursing