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Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth
Author: Denis Walsh

ISBN: 9780415577328
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2 November 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.2 x 1.2
Description:
Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise rapidly.

This new edition emphasises the importance of translating evidence into skillful practice. It updates the evidence around what works best for normal birth, aspects of which still remain hidden and ignored by some maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach.

The second edition:
has been expanded with new chapters on Preparation for Childbirth and Waterbirth
highlights where the evidence is compelling
discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it
gives background and context b...

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