Midwifery Continuity of Care includes summaries and vignettes which bring midwifery continuity of care to life and make them relevant to practising midwives, managers and others working within maternity services. Written by an international team of contributors, this book highlights the lessons learned by others to help develop new ways of thinking and practising. It will be an invaluable practical guide to all midwives, midwifery managers, student midwives and educators, and will also be of interest to policy makers and health service executives.
Chapter 1: Getting started: What is midwifery continuity of care? Professors Caroline Homer, Pat Brodie & Nicky Leap
Chapter 2 - Midwifery continuity of care? What is the evidence? Professors Jane Sandall, Lesley Page, Caroline Homer and Nicky Leap
Chapter 3 - Understanding your context: Preparing for change. Dr Chris Hendry
Chapter 4 - Introducing cointinuity of care in mainstream maternity services: Building blocks for success: Professors Nicky Leap, Caroline Homer and Pat Brodie
Chapter 5 - Effective collaboration with medical colleagues: Making it happen: Professor Pat Brodie, Dr Greg Davis, Professor Caroline Homer
Chapter 6 - Planning and implementing mainstream midwifery group practices in a tertiary setting: Chris Cornwell, Roz Donnellan Fernandez and Anne Nixon
Chapter 7 - Ensuring safety and quality: Jane Raymond, Donna Hartz and Dr Michael Nicol
Chapter 8 -Sustaining midwifery continuity of care: Perspectives for managersProfessor Pat Brodie, Professor Cathy Warwick Carolyn Hastie, Liz Smythe and Carolyn Young
Chapter 9 - The challenges of evaluating midwifery continuity of care Professors Maralyn Foureur and Jane Sandall
Chapter 10 - Midwifery continuity of care for specific communities: Professors Caroline Homer, Pat Brodie & Nicky Leap
Chapter 11: Politics, policy and the press: Crucial pieces in the maternity reform jigsaw. Dr Barbara Vernon
Chapter 12: Midwifery continuity of care: The future: Professors Caroline Homer, Pat Brodie & Nicky Leap
Brodie, Pat Professor of Maternity Practice, Development and Research, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Leap, Nicky Director of Midwifery Practice and Associate Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Midwifery and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.