Empowering Decision-Making in Midwifery

A Global Perspective

Elaine Jefford (Redaktør) ; Julie Jomeen (Redaktør)

Decision-making pervades all aspects of midwifery practice across the world. Midwifery is informed by a number of decision-making theories, but it is sometimes difficult to marry these theories with practice. Les mer
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Decision-making pervades all aspects of midwifery practice across the world. Midwifery is informed by a number of decision-making theories, but it is sometimes difficult to marry these theories with practice.


This book provides a comprehensive exploration of decision-making for midwives irrespective of where in the world they practice or in which model of care. The first part critically reviews decision-making theories, including the Enhancing Decision-making Assessment in Midwifery (EDAM) tool, and their relevance to midwifery. It explores the links between midwifery governance, including professional regulation and the law, risk and safety and decision-making as well as how critical thinking and reflection are essential elements of decision-making. It then goes on to present a number of diverse case studies, demonstrating how they interrelate to and impact upon optimal midwifery decision-making. Each chapter presents examples that show how the theory translates into practice and includes activities to reinforce learning points.


Bringing together a diverse range of contributors, this volume will be essential reading for midwifery students, practising midwives and midwifery academics.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword


Baroness Cumberlege





Introduction


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

Om forfatteren

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.