Midwives, Research and Childbirth Volume 2 – Sarah Robinson and Ann M. Thomson BR
This is the second book in a topical new series looking specifically at research relevant to the care provided by midwives for childbearing women and their families. This volume brings together many important pieces of research which are not readily available elsewhere. Topics covered include midwives’ antenatal clinics, continuity of care, perineal management, midwives’ career intentions, and men in midwifery. These studies illustrate the diversity of the research methods appropriate to midwifery, ranging from randomized controlled trials to evaluate the effects of clinical procedures, to detailed observational studies to describe interactions between midwives and women in their care. Midwives, research and childbirth is essential reading for all midwives – as students, practitioners, teachers and managers. It will also be of interest to other health professionals involves in the provision of maternity care, and members of social science disciplines concerned with issues of women’s health.
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