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Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

September 2010 | 264 pages | Learning Matters
Midwives are accountable to the public, patients, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they face in the course of their career and how to address those dilemmas in order to practise effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives developing their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice. It provides a clear introduction to the subject, with activities and case studies throughout to illustrate key principles and apply the law in context.
Introduction to the Law and the Legal System
Principled Decision-Making and Ethics
Accountability in Midwifery Practice
Equality and Human Rights
Consent to Examination and Treatment
Consent: Children and Infants
Safeguarding Children
Legal Status of the Unborn Child
Health Promotion and Public Health
Domestic Abuse and Protecting the Vulnerable Adult
Reproduction, Family Planning and the Law
Medicines and the Law
Health and Safety

A really clear and easy to use text. I really like the use of case studies to highlight points.

Miss Emma Jayne Clark
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University
September 26, 2019

This book would be one to keep! A great book demonstrating legal and professional issues in current midwifery practice. All student midwives should own one!

Mrs Dana Marie Colbourne
Midwifery & Child, Bournemouth University
April 29, 2016

Essential text for midwives

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
March 1, 2016

This book is well written and very informative. Good case studies, very helpful for student midwives. Chapters on Record keeping and Supporting Vulnerable Adults very useful.

Mrs Suzanne Banford
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
October 22, 2015

Easy to read with essential information included

Mrs Rosie J Dawson
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
September 4, 2015

This book is well written and easy to read. Recommended.

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
June 16, 2015

An excellent resource for midwifery students understanding the fundamentals of law within the midwifery profession.

Mrs Kim Wilcock
Department of Midwifery, Edge Hill University
November 26, 2015

Excellent reading for this course

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
November 25, 2014

Excellent book will be used across the three years of the BSc Midwifery course

Mrs Christina Feltham
Faculty of Health, University of Cumbria
November 6, 2014

A well written and comprehensive text which will raise awareness of the issues in todays society and how this affects the care and professional integrity of the midwife. The text is highly appropriate and is well written especially the issues of consent in the baby and child. I find the Learning Matters texts to be very student centric and and to be well received by the students. They encourage further reading but give the relevant information in an easy to digest and retain process. I like the use of scenario and case study to encourage learning by the students an this will also enable self directed study to become second nature in the mature learner. I do feel this is a text that will also be of significant value to the practicing midwife too, and enables them to maintain their knowledge easily around a sometimes avoided subject.

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Univ. of Manchester
September 16, 2014