Midwives are accountable to families, the public, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they may face in the course of their career and how to address them in order to practice effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives, providing a clear introduction to the subject to help develop their understanding of the requirements for safe practice. This new edition contains new scenarios and advice from practising midwives, more coverage of ethics and complex decision-making and updates to the law and professional frameworks.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 246 x 171 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'This text is authoritative and the best example of informing nurses in a complex practice area. Examples of case law, statutes and scenarios are invaluable in bringing each chapter alive. Brilliant!' -
Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton