Mayes' Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives

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Sue Macdonald
Elsevier Health Sciences, Apr 5, 2011 - Medical - 1084 pages

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge.

With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education.

Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice.

  • New chapters on essential contemporary issues:
    • Vulnerable women
    • Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context

  • Evidence-based information to guide best practice
  • Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters
  • Reflective activities

Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including:

  • Multiple-choice questions for self-testing
  • Case studies
  • Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development
  • Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks
  • Expanded topics
  • Downloadable materials including illustrations
 

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Contents

Part 2 Childbirth in context
137
Part 3 Public health health promotion and childbirth
183
Part 4 The anatomy and physiology of fertility conception and pregnancy
275
Part 5 Pregnancy
395
Part 6 Labour and birth
461
Part 7 The newborn baby
565
Part 8 The postnatal and neonatal period
723
Part 9 Problems and disorders of pregnancy childbearing and birth and their management
745
Part 10 The future
969
Index
977
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About the author (2011)

Sue has been a midwife for over 30 years, and believes passionately in the contribution that midwives can make to the lives of women, babies and families. This has driven her career path and practice in clinical midwifery, education and research. Sue is is currently undertaking an MPhil/PhD at Middlesex University looking at compassionate care from womens and midwives perspectives.

Sue is a midwife and educationalist by background. After qualifying as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, she trained as a midwife and, following a year working in Australia, returned to practice as a midwife in London and in Dorset, working in all areas of maternity services.

Sue completed the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and then moved into midwifery education, completing a Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults. Sue designed the first ‘direct entry’ midwifery programme in London, based on her own original ‘patchwork’ design. She was Principal Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education (LME) at the Middlesex University, London, and developed a range of innovative continuing education courses for midwives from initial degree to Masters level.

Sue worked at the Royal College of Midwives for ten years as the research and education manager and LME, and in this role supported key national education initiatives including the RCM examination of the newborn learning module; RCM return to midwifery practice programme, the RCM education strategy ‘Valuing Practice’ and overseas pre-registration curricula. She managed the PEARLS research project sponsored by the Health Foundation. Her RCM role included acting as a media spokesperson on midwifery and neonatal issues.

More recently, Sue has been working as an independent midwife consultant, and has been involved in a major UNICEF programme overseas, has developed and curated a number of major national conferences, and has designed electronic learning materials.

She has edited the previous 13th and 14th editions of Mayes Midwifery.

She received an Honorary Fellowship from the RCM in June 2014.

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