Pain in Childbearing and its Control: Key Issues for Midwives and Women (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 7, 2010 - Medical - 264 pages
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Focusing on the mother's experience of pain and her contribution to its control, this accessible text covers the background to historical and scientific understanding of pain and considers methods of researching and measuring pain.

Now in its 2nd edition, Pain in Childbearing and its Control explores pregnancy, labour and puerperal pain, along with fetal and neonatal pain. As well as approaching the topic in considerable depth, the word 'pain' is interpreted broadly. Throughout the text, research-based theoretical approaches to pain and pain control are presented within the context of care. The possibility of caring interventions being iatrogenic, or aggravating the woman's pain, lends this book a perceptively political orientation. Pain in Childbearing and its Control will be invaluable to midwives and a wide range of care providers who seek to assist the woman in coping with her experience of childbearing and any associated pain.

  

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Contents

Key Issues for Midwives and Women Part I Before the Journeys Commencement
5
Key Issues for Midwives and Women Part II Beginning the Journey
61
Key Issues for Midwives and Women Part III The Journey
93
Key Issues for Midwives and Women Part IV The Journeys End
143
Key Issues for Midwives and Women References
177
Key Issues for Midwives and Women Index
209
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Rosemary Mander is a Reader at The University of Edinburgh

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