Professional Issues in Midwifery

ISBN-10: 0763728365
ISBN-13: 9780763728366
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $151.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 359
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This book focuses on the unique characteristics of the profession of midwifery in the United States, discussing both current issues and future directions. The framework for the book is based upon the Institute of Medicine's competencies for health professions education-patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics-which are identified as essential aspects of patient safety and quality care.

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Relationships Between CNMs and CMs and Other Midwives, Nurses, and Physicans
Relationships Between ACNM-, ACC-, or AMCB-Certified Midwives and Other Midwives
Nurse-Midwife and ACNM Relationships with Nursing
ACNM and CNM/CM Relationships with Medicine
ACNM Structure and Function
Historical Roots
Membership
Governance
The National Office
The ACNM Journal
The ACNM Foundation
Communication
ACNM Honors and Awards
Support for Students
Summary
Public Health and Midwifery
Social Reformers
Child Welfare
The "Midwife Problem"
The Children's Bureau
The Sheppard-Towner Act
Title V
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Title X
Welfare Reform
U.S. Public Health Service
Healthy People 2010
Maternity Center Association
Summary
Midwifery Accreditation and Education
History of Accreditation in Midwifery Education
Structure and Function of the ACNM Division of Accreditation
The Process of Programmatic Accreditation
Structure and Function of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
Current and Emerging Issues in Midwifery Accreditation
Summary
Midwifery Education
Certification and Licensure in Midwifery
Certification in Nurse-Midwifery/Midwifery
American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
Licensure in Nurse-Midwifery and Midwifery
Legal Bases for Midwifery Practice, Negligent Practice, and Liability Reduction
Legal Basis for Midwifery Practice
Medical Malpractice in Midwifery
The Liability Claim Process
The National Practitioner Data Bank
Liability Insurance
Other Forms of Liability Protection
Legislation and Policy Development
Legislation and Policy Development: Midwifery Practice Depends on It
Evolving Health Policy
Current Legislative Status of CNMs/CMs
The American College of Nurse-Midwives: Our Professional Organization
Health Care Policy Development or Preparing the Bill
Trends in Health Policy
Transformation of Health Care Affects Policy
Policy Development: The Process-How Streams Change
The Power in Politics: Money = Power
How a Bill Becomes a Law: Government 101
Politics at the State Level
The Politically Active Midwife
Case Example
Summary
Midwifery Scope of Practice
Definition
Scope of Practice for CNMs and CMs in the United States
Core Competencies
Standards of Practice
Additional Factors Defining Scope of Practice
Summary
Acknowledgments
Practice Structure
Practice Settings
Practice Models
Seeking a Position
Starting Your Own Practice
Marketing Your Practice
Knowing Your Impact
Practice Directors
Summary
Credentialing
Key Organizations
Terminology
The Impact of State Laws and Regulations
Obtaining Clinical Privileges in a Hospital or Health Care Organization
The Privileging Process
Denial of Privileges, Downgrading of Privileges, and the Appeals Process
Problems with Clinical Privileges
Credentialing for Managed Care Organizations
Summary
Key Points
Managed Care and Payment
Access to CNMs Under Federal Programs
Medicare
Medicaid
Military Plans
Third-Party Payers
Managed Care Plans
The Rules of Billing and Coding
Coding
Billing
Fraud
Summary
Quality Management
Definitions
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Other Organizations Addressing Quality and Safety
Patient Safety
Provider Profiling and Pay-for-Performance
Quality Management and Midwifery
Patient Satisfaction as a Quality Assurance Mechanism
The ACNM Benchmarking Project
Peer Review
Barriers to Quality Management Processes
Summary
Historical Perspectives on Research and the ACNM
Historical Perspective
Research and the American College of Nurse-Midwives
The ACNM Division of Research Is Born
ACNM and Research in the 21st Century
Professional Ethics
Definitions
Key Questions Related to the Study of Ethics
What Is the Goal of Ethical Midwifery Practice?
Summary
Ethical Duties and Obligations of Midwives: Codes of Ethics
Moral Reasoning and Ethical Decision Making
Ethical Issues in Midwifery
Summary
Women's Health and Midwifery
Women's Health in the Twenty-First Century: The Evolution of a Paradigm
Summary
Leadership in Midwifery
Examples of Excellent Midwifery Leaders
The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader
Informal versus Formal Leaders
Characteristics of a Good Midwifery Leader
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Organizational Structure and Culture
Building a Practice Team: The Role of the Leader
Coaching: The New Leadership Skill
The Leader and Change
Leadership and Power
Steps to Developing as a Leader
Summary
Index

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