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- DescriptionEnvironmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This invative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery practice, philosophy, business administration and resource management. Drawing on an interdisciplinary body of kwledge, this international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environments. Divided into three parts, the book discusses: * The politics of midwifery and sustainability * Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice * Supporting an ecological approach to parenting. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth identifies existing models of sustainable midwifery practice, such as the continuity of care model, and highlights the potential for midwifery as a role model for ecologically sound health care provision. This unique book is a vital read for all midwives and midwifery students interested in sustainable practice. Contributors include: Sally Baddock, Carol Bartle, Ruth Deery, Nadine Pilley Edwards, Ina May Gaskin, Megan Gibbons, Carolyn Hastie, Mary Kensington, Mavis Kirkham, Nicky Leap, Ruth Martis, Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Jenny Meyer, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Mary Nolan, Sally Pairman and Sally Tracy.
- Author BiographyLorna Davies is a midwife lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She was formerly a lecturer in midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University and is co-director of www.withwoman.co.uk. She still carries a small midwifery caseload as a self-employed midwife. Rea Daellenbach is a midwife lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She has a ministerial appointment on the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Mary Kensington is Head of Midwifery at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication08/10/2010
- SubjectMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note3 black & white illustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byLorna Davies,Mary Kensington,Rea Daellenbach
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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