Myles' Textbook for Midwives

ISBN-10: 0443072345

ISBN-13: 9780443072345

Edition: 14th 2003 (Revised)

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Description: The new edition of this market-leading textbook builds on the strengths of the previous edition. Completely updated and revised, it provides the most up-to-date perspectives and research on a complete range of the theoretical, practical, and background concepts with which modern midwives should be familiar. In addition, it offers numerous summary boxes and flowcharts and provides clear guidance on how to critically appraise valuable research. Anatomy and physiology chapters have been placed at the beginning of the book. Two new chapters - Exercises for Pregnancy, Labour and the Puerperium and Childbirth. More emphasis has been placed on the puerperium, presenting the mother and midwife as partners in determining postnatal care. Discusses the new midwifery regulatory body, examining changes in legislation from a practical perspective. The chapter on antenatal investigations examines the dilemmas faced by potential parents and the challenges that adverse outcomes present to the midwife. Includes a color plate section with over 40 full-color photographs. Includes 160 new two-color line illustrations. Offers "critical appraisal" boxes related to recent research.

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Book details

List price: $76.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1104
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 5.984
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Midwifery
The Midwife
The Social Context of Childbirth and Motherhood
Woman-Centred, Midwife-Friendly Care: Principles, Patterns and Culture of Practice
Ethics in Midwifery
Evidence-Based Practice
The History and Regulation of Midwifery
Human Anatomy and Reproduction
The Female Pelvis and the Reproductive Organs
The Female Urinary Tract
Hormonal Cycles: Fertilisation and Early Development
The Placenta
The Fetus
Pregnancy
Preparing for Pregnancy
Change and Adaptation in Pregnancy
Parent Education: a New Dimension
Special Exercises for Pregnancy, Labour and the Puerperium
Antenatal Care
Abnormalities of Early Pregnancy
Problems of Pregnancy
Common Medical Disorders Associated with Pregnancy
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Sexually Transmissible and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy
Multiple Pregnancy
Specialised Fetal Investigations
Labour
The First Stage of Labour: Physiology and Early Care
The First Stage of Labour: Management
Pain Relief and Comfort in Labour
Transition and the Second Stage of Labour
Physiology and Management of the Third Stage of Labour
Prolonged Pregnancy and Disorders of Uterine Action
Malpositions of the Occiput and Malpresentations
Operative Deliveries
Midwifery and Obstetric Emergencies
The Puerperium
Physiology and Care in the Puerperium
Physical Problems and Complications in the Puerperium
The Psychology and Psychopathology of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Family Planning
Bereavement and Loss in Maternity Care
The Newborn Baby
The Baby at Birth
The Normal Baby
Feeding
The Healthy Low Birthweight Baby
Recognising the Ill Baby
Respiratory Problems
Trauma during Birth; Haemorrhage and Convulsions
Congenital Abnormalities
Jaundice and Infection
Metabolic Problems, Endocrine Disorders and Drug Withdrawal
The Context of Midwifery Practice
Pharmacology and Childbirth
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Maternity Care
Community, Public Health and Social Services
Supervision of Midwives and Clinical Governance
Risk Management
Organisation of the Health Services in the United Kingdom
International Midwifery
Vital Statistics
Glossary of Selected Terms
Index
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