Communication Skills for Midwives: Challenges in everyday practice
Mary Beadle, Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, UK"Communication Skills for Midwives is a unique book that focuses not only on fundamental communication issues, but goes much further by including the many difficult and tricky issues experienced within contemporary midwifery practice. This much needed text provides detailed and comprehensive information which is reinforced by illustrations, vignettes and activities that engage the reader from the beginning. This is an excellent resource for students, practitioners and educators."
Nicky Clark, Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull, UK "This book covers many poignant examples of difficult and challenging communication that midwives face in everyday practice ... It covers both every day aspects of care such as facilitating choice and less common experiences like responding to domestic violence ... This book is unique and would be good bedtime reading for any midwife!"
Tandy Deane-Grey, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This comprehensive and reader friendly text ... utilises a variety of strategies to aid understanding and application to practice. Each chapter has clear aims to address a challenging situation that readers will readily identify with and provides an excellent mix of vignettes, reflective activities, text and diagrams to support the development of knowledge and skills ..."
Heather Passmore, Senior Lecturer, UCS, UKThis is the first book on communication skills to explore the more challenging contexts and circumstances that midwives encounter in practice. As these occur infrequently and often unexpectedly in the daily practice of many midwives, they may find it difficult to communicate effectively to alleviate the situation. Knowing what to say and how to say it is part of this dilemma.The book uses case vignettes, reflective questions, illustrations, tools and techniques to provide the evidence base needed to cope effectively in a range of situations by offering support to enhance your communication skills.Communication Skills for Midwives explores challenges relating to:
Negotiating with others within inter-professional and inter-agency teams Working with minority groupsBreaking significant news when labour threatens the life of a baby Telling parents that their baby has an abnormalityCoping with loss and bereavement Addressing issues of domestic abuse
Importantly the book provides information on how thoughts and feelings may be expressed both through body language and in words. Taking a practical and problem solving approach, the book will help you to enhance your learning and improve interaction with your colleagues, the women you care for and their families.
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 170 x 238 x 12mm | 299.37g
- 11 Feb 2013
- OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
23 Feb 2012
01 Mar 2008
30 Dec 2006
16 Nov 2011
20 May 2011
23 May 2011
23 May 2011
11 Feb 2013
20 Mar 2013
20 May 2011
19 May 2011
09 May 2012
09 May 2012
30 Apr 2008
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Communication Challenges in Maintaining Professional Behaviour
Chapter 2: Communication Challenges in Negotiating with Others in Multi-professional/Disciplinary Teams and Agencies
Chapter 3: Communication Challenges in the Student-Mentor Relationship
Chapter 4: Communication Challenges in Working with Minority Groups
Chapter 5: Communication Challenges in Breaking Significant News
Chapter 6: Communication Challenges Associated with Loss and Bereavement
Chapter 7: Communication Challenges in Acute Clinical Situations
Chapter 8: Communication Challenges around Domestic Abuse
About Carole England
Ransolina Morgan is recently retired from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham, UK, where she was a midwife teacher.