By Jan Bowden, Vicky Manning
Health promoting in Midwifery explores the rules of healthiness advertising in the functional context of midwifery. It in actual fact outlines and discusses the midwife’s position in healthiness advertising, making it crucial studying for all pupil and working towards midwives, in addition to medical practitioners.
Emphasizing the hyperlink among concept and perform, the second one variation contains chapters on household violence, sexual health and wellbeing, breastfeeding, and psychological well-being advertising. textual content bins make the textual content available and basic and case reviews and summaries positioned the cloth in sensible context. extra readings motivate readers to extra study and mirrored image on their lonesome perform.
Throughout the publication, the significance of the function of the midwife in well-being merchandising is emphasised. This moment version brings jointly contributions from various skilled practitioners.
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For many women coping with issues of power and control, their priorities for promoting health may be very different from those of the orthodox health services. Wurst et al. (2002) undertook a qualitative study to explore the family health promotion processes among single mothers with children who had left abusive male partners. The health-promoting factors that were identified for these women were rooted in preventing further intrusion into their life by their violent partners and recreating a safe, nurturing family unit with affordable housing.
References 11 to unify both the official and unofficial public health role of the midwife and to build on the existing consensus. Many midwives feel that they have a special relationship with the women and families for whom they care (Lavender et al. 2001). The special relationship between midwives and their clients is based around a holistic approach to the event of childbirth that acknowledges both the social context of the event and the agency of those involved. So, childbirth is viewed as much more than a clinical event and those involved are ideally viewed as active participants in their care.
It incorporates a delicate combination of factors, some individual and some societal. Adequate definitions of health should incorporate cultural and environmental overtones. If pregnancy and childbirth are not seen as a normal, cultural and/or family-centred event, this has negative implications for the role and responsibilities of the midwife as a health promoter. Health is one of our most valuable personal assets. It can be improved for many women, particularly the increasing numbers who are deemed to be socially excluded.
Health Promotion in Midwifery 2nd Edition: Principles and practice by Jan Bowden, Vicky Manning