2nd Edition

Health Promotion in Midwifery : Principles and practice

By Jan Bowden, Vicky Manning Copyright 2006
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    1. Public health, midwifery and Government policy 2. Health promotion and the midwife 3. Factors affecting health promotion 4. Using health promotion models and approaches in midwifery 5. Evaluating health promotion activities 6. Attitudes, values and health behaviours 7. Information giving in health promotion 8. Health promotion in midwifery training 9. Partnership working and the midwife 10. Sexual health promotion in midwifery practice 11. Promoting breastfeeding: What works? 12. Smoking, pregnancy and the midwife 13. The challenge of mental health promotion 14. Domestic violence and health promotion: Midwives can make a difference 15. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in health promotion


    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