Essential Midwifery Practice

Essential Midwifery Practice

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Leadership, expertise, and collaborative working are fundamental aspects of efficient and effective healthcare. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the general theories, principles and points of good practice in each of these three areas. This general literature is then contextualised by theoretical and practical implications for maternity care, and illustrated with in-depth case studies of successful innovation and change in practice. Essential reading for all midwives, midwifery students, and others working in or studying maternity care, this book helps readers understand the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership, expertise and collaborative ways of working. Special features: Part of the acclaimed Essential Midwifery Practice series A theoretical and practical exploration of the nature and application of leadership, expertise and collaborative working in midwifery Provides inspirational case studies of change and innovation Brings together national and international experts in the fielddialogue fromall levelsofstaffproviding maternitycare, aswell as from service usersand other stakeholders. Rather than offeringformal instruction ora collation ofresearchor best practice, it has been designedas apractical self improvement tool for usebythe multidisciplinary team. ... with core values of individuals, and mobilising their own internal energies and drivers for change (NHS Institute 2009c).

Title:Essential Midwifery Practice
Author:Soo Downe, Sheena Byrom, Louise Simpson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-11-29


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