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Empowering Decision-Making in Midwifery


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Baroness Cumberlege


Elaine Jefford & Julie Jomeen

Part 1

1. Midwifery and Decision-Making Theories

Elaine Jefford

2. Midwifery Regulation: global perspective

Mary Kirk

3. Legal Issues in Midwifery Care

Janet Kelly

4. Doing good: Ethics of decision-making in midwifery care

Marianne Nieuwenhuijze

5. Risk within maternity and how this impacts on midwives' decision-making.

Mandie Scamell

6. Midwifery Abdication

Elaine Jefford & Julie Jomeen

7. Critical thinking

Amanda Carter

8. The use of reflection in midwifery practice to inform clinical decision-making.

Amanda Wain

Part 2

9. Decision-making in perinatal mental health: what are the challenges?

Claire Marshall & Catriona Jones & Julie Jomeen

10. Stress urinary incontinence in pregnancy and midwives decision-making

Jinguo Helen Zhai & Elaine Jefford

11. Enhanced decision-making in midwifery - care for pregnant and parenting adolescents

Samantha Nolan & Joyce Hendricks

12. Deciding to transfer. Tools to navigate the crossroads of expectations, values, and models of care, when making transfer decisions at a midwifery birth center

Jen Stevens

13. Decision-making around pain and its management during labour and birth

Sigfridur Inga Karlsdottir & Elizabeth Newnham & Hildur Kristjansdottir & Ruth Sanders

14. Midwives' decision-making for fetal heart monitoring

Robyn Maude

15. Third Stage of Labour and Optimal Cord Clamping: Implications for midwives decision-making

Amanda Burleigh & Elaine Jefford

15. Choices after traumatic birth

Mari Greenfield

17. Stillbirth and midwives decision making: what are the challenges?

Jane Warland, & Claire Foord

18. Midwifery decision-making: Feeling safe to support women's choice in the maternity care environment

Lyn Ebert

19. Woman centred-care and shared decision-making in midwifery care

Marianne Nieuwenhuijze

20. Collaborative Decision-Making from a Woman's Perspective

Daniela Drandic & Magdalena Kurbanovic

21. The Doula, Midwife partnership. Friend or Foe - how to work collaboratively

Elaine Jefford & Renee Adair & Tina Morrison & Hannah Dahlen

22. Collaborative decision-making between midwives and doctors

Marianne Nieuwenhuijze & Jeroen van Dillen

23. Do personality traits impact upon Midwives decision-making and practice?

Eveline Mestdagh

24. Proactive behaviour in midwifery education and practice: a pre-request for shared decision-making

Stephen Provost & Elaine Jefford & Anna Smyth, & Thejal Rupnarain,& Shahna Mailey & Harvey Ward

25. Developing the decision-making skills of Student Midwives in an Undergraduate Midwifery Programme in New Zealand.

Lorna Davies & Kendra Short

About the Author

Elaine Jefford is a midwifery academic and researcher at Southern Cross University, Australia. Elaine is a UK-trained nurse and midwife who immigrated to Australia in 2005. Her primary research focus is within the field of midwifery decision-making and abdicating one's professional accountability, the impacts of this in relation to risk, safety and quality of care provision on maternal and neonatal health, midwives and the midwifery profession. She has also been involved in national and international curriculum development in midwifery. Julie Jomeen is a Professor of Midwifery and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. Julie currently co-leads a Research Group for Maternal, Reproductive Health within the Faculty. A key focus of her work is exploring issues of perinatal mental health and psychological health in childbearing women. Other research interests include women's choice and decision-making and practitioner decision-making.

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