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Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

September 2010 | 264 pages | Learning Matters
Midwives are accountable to the public, patients, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they face in the course of their career and how to address those dilemmas in order to practise effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives developing their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice. It provides a clear introduction to the subject, with activities and case studies throughout to illustrate key principles and apply the law in context.
Introduction to the Law and the Legal System
Principled Decision-Making and Ethics
Accountability in Midwifery Practice
Equality and Human Rights
Consent to Examination and Treatment
Consent: Children and Infants
Safeguarding Children
Legal Status of the Unborn Child
Health Promotion and Public Health
Domestic Abuse and Protecting the Vulnerable Adult
Reproduction, Family Planning and the Law
Medicines and the Law
Health and Safety

A good all round book for looking at the legal issues facing contemporay midwifery

Miss Samantha Faulkner
Faculty of Health, Birmingham City Univ.
July 28, 2014

I will recommend this book for all midwives and students.
however, in chapter 8 about record keeping it will be necessary to highlight on retrospective documentation and duration.

Mrs Yetunde Akinnuoye
Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
November 25, 2013

this book is essential for students to begin to consider the legalities surrounding health care and midwifery practice

Dr Ellen Kitson-reynolds
Faculty of health sciences, Southampton University
October 22, 2013

This book has been very beneficial in helping students understand issues surrounding supervision in particular since students are not very aware of this professional area in education.

Miss Hema Ramnanan
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 11, 2013

This is a useful text for those students already in Midwifery rather than pre undergraduate level. However I will be using some of the case studies to develop students knowledge and recommend that this is one for the future

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
July 2, 2013

Excellent content for level 3 undergraduate pre reg students.

Mrs Liz Whitney
Midwifery and women's health, Bradford University
May 16, 2013

This book give a good introduction to legal issues however, as there are some major differences in Irish and English law in this area, it will only be included as a supplemental refernce book on the reading list.
Never the less this book is easy to read and the case studies are useful in identfying issues in practice.

Miss Helen O'Shea
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin
February 26, 2013

An easy to read book which gives good insights into issues facing the profession today

Mrs Lyn Jones
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
December 9, 2012

An excellent book that is relevant to the students level.
Case scenarios help to understand the law and professional issues.

Joyce Smith
School of Nursing, Salford University
June 1, 2012

Provides students with a useful background to the law and professional practice

Mrs Janet Gargiulo
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
January 12, 2012

Richard Griffith

Richard Griffith is a senior lecturer in Law at the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, where he has taught since 1992. He initially trained as a nurse before turning his attention to law and an academic career. He has a particular interest in applied law in healthcare practice and has published widely in a range of nursing journals. More About Author

Cassam A Tengnah

Cassam Tengnah was formerly a lecturer in health law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University and taught across a range of courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. His early background is in nursing and health promotion and he has a particular interest in public health law. More About Author

Chantal Patel

Chantal Patel is a lecturer in health law and ethics at the School of Health Science at Swansea University. Chantal has a wide and varied legal background and has a particular interest in diversity and the law. Chantal sits as a justice of the peace in Swansea. More About Author