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            Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications and Guidance for Professionals
             

            Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications and Guidance for Professionals (Hardback)

            Edited by Thomson, Gill; Schmied, Virginia

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            Bringing together experts in the field, this important book considers the underlying risk factors that create situations of psychosocial vulnerability and marginalisation for mothers, from their baby s conception up to a year after birth. Adopting a strengths-based approach, the ...book looks not only at the incidence and impact of disadvantageous circumstances on women but also explores protective factors at an individual, family, community and service level. It identifies promising evidence-based interventions and sources of resilience. With a distinctive focus on social and cultural diversity, the book considers a wide range of personal circumstances and social groups, including women s experiences of traumatic birth, domestic violence and human trafficking, and mothering by indigenous, same-sex and disabled women. Throughout, case studies and service user experiences are used to illuminate the issues and illustrate exemplary care practice. International in scope, the book is particularly strong on the implications for care practices and health service delivery within Western models of maternity care. Its applied focus and evidence base makes it eminently suitable for study purposes and professional reference. Of relevance to midwives, health visitors, nurses and social workers, the book s final chapters focus on developing resilience amongst professionals and multiprofessional and interagency working.
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            ISBN 9781138101579
            Released AU 13 Jun 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Banking on Milk: An Ethnography of Donor Human Milk Relations

            Banking on Milk: An Ethnography of Donor Human Milk Relations (Hardback)

            By Cassidy, Tanya; Dykes, Fiona

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            Banking on Milk takes the reader on a journey through the everyday life of donor human milk banking across the UK and beyond, asking questions such as: Why do people decide to donate? How do parents of recipients hear about human milk? How does milk donation impact on lifestyle c...hoices? Chapters record the practical everyday reality of work in a milk bank by drawing on extensive ethnographic observations, and sensitive interview data from donors, mothers of recipients and the staff of four different milk banks from across the UK and visits to milk banks across Europe and North America. It discusses the ongoing pressures to do with supply, demand, and distribution. An empirically informed `ethnography of the contemporary', where both biosociality and biopower abound, this book includes an exploration of how milk banks evolved from registering wet nurses with hospitals, showing how a regulatory culture of medical authority began to quantify and organise human milk as a commodity. This book is a valuable read for all those with an interest in breastfeeding, or organ and tissue donation, from a range of fields including midwifery, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies and public health.
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            ISBN 9781138559073
            Released AU 8 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Little Kids, Big Dilemmas: Your parenting problems solved by science
             

            Little Kids, Big Dilemmas: Your parenting problems solved by science (Hardback)

            By Kuppen, Sarah

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            Fashions in parenting come and go and it can be difficult for parents to reconcile the many recommendations of friends, family and media gurus. This book, which is based on many findings from scientific research, provides a welcome evidence-based guide to parenting children from ...2 years old until they begin infant school. Topics are selected based on the main anxieties facing parents of toddlers such as behaviour management, language development and family routines. Each chapter includes a list of frequently asked questions and answers, and the presentation of practical tips. This will be valuable reading for all professionals working with children as well as parents looking for guidance on child-rearing.
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            ISBN 9781138857902
            Released AU 20 Apr 2018
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Risk, Pregnancy and Childbirth
             

            Risk, Pregnancy and Childbirth (Paperback)

            Edited by Coxon, Kirstie; Scamell, Mandie; Alaszewski, Andy

            • RRP: $81.99
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            Over the last hundred years, pregnancy and childbirth has become increasingly safe - yet it is still a site of risk, and a contested ground on which health professionals and pregnant women both face high costs of error. In this context, all those involved in managing pregnancy an...d birth are expected to identify and mitigate risk: pregnant women are subject to increasing surveillance to ensure the safety of the unborn foetus, and every aspect of childbearing is increasingly medicalised. This publication brings together fascinating social science research to explore the ways in which risk is both created and managed in pregnancy and childbirth. The introductory chapters reflect on the changing social context of childbirth, in particular the medicalisation of both pregnancy and childbirth with development of specialist practitioners, such as obstetricians and midwives who claim to have the knowledge, technology and skills to identify and manage the risks involved. The next three chapters that examine the ways in which women's behaviour during pregnancy is constructed as potentially risky -- for example smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs, and how these risks are monitored and mitigated. The final two parts of the book address the construction of and responses to both medicalisation and risk in childbirth. Altogether, it represents a valuable insight into the complex world of pregnancy, childbirth and risk. This book brings together editorials and articles originally published in special and open issues of Health, Risk and Society.
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            ISBN 9780367142445
            Released AU 9 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Normalisation in Practice: Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap
             

            Normalisation in Practice: Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Alaszewski, Andy; Ong, Bie Nio

            • RRP: $77.99
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            First published in 1990, this book was the first informed study to focus on care within the voluntary sector. Written with the child in mind, it is a sensitive work which explores the administration, strategy, and problems facing carers in children s homes, at that time. Centring... on small, community-based facilities, the authors discuss the processes involved in setting up and running such facilities. They examine the difficulties of evaluating progressive services that are influenced by the philosophy of normalisation, and highlight the lessons from which other providers of services are able to learn. Written by experienced researchers with contributions from service managers, Normalisation in Practice offers pragmatic advice on managing innovation efficiently without neglecting the needs of the child. Detailed interviews are combined with theoretical insight to provide an important guide for students and practitioners and a model for academics undertaking evaluative research. Although written at the start of the 1990s, this book contains discussions and material that are still very relevant to the subject today.
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            ISBN 9781138951280
            Released AU 30 Mar 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability
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            Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions

            Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions (Paperback)

            By Graham, Ian D.

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            This work focuses on the process of change in the use of a controversial procedure by tracing the evolution of the liberal or routine use of episiotomy in the UK and US. It highlights the recent backlash by midwives and women's groups to reduce the number of times the procedure i...s used.
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            ISBN 9780632041459
            Released AU 11 Mar 1997
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia
             

            Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rozario, Santi; Samuel, Geoffrey

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            Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. ...It also traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under the impact of Western biomedical technology, national and international health policies and the wider factors of social and economic change. The authors ask what can be done to improve the high rates of maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in most societies in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is necessarily a good thing.
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            ISBN 9780415753791
            Released AU 15 Aug 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology
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            Birth By Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe
             

            Birth By Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe (Hardback)

            Edited by Vries, Raymond de; Benoit, Cecilia M.; Marland, Hilary; Teijlingen, Edwin van; Wrede, Sirpa

            • RRP: $263.00
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            This collection brings together the leading research in maternity care from the US, Canada, and Europe to discuss systems of care for pregnancy and childbirth. A groundbreaking work which gives a truly international understanding.

            ISBN 9780415923378
            Released AU 2 Feb 2001
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Failure to Progress: The Contraction of the Midwifery Profession
             

            Failure to Progress: The Contraction of the Midwifery Profession (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mander, Rosemary; Fleming, Valerie; Purdue, Deborah

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            This work discusses the situation with midwifery as a profession in the context of social change. Topics covered include: women's issues, the functioning of the midwife within the health care system and the relationship of the midwife with the woman she cares for and with the med...ical practitioners.
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            ISBN 9780415235587
            Released AU 4 Apr 2002
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing
             

            Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By Mander, Rosemary

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            Bereavement is a difficult issue for midwives to manage and families suffer when the care they receive is inadequate or inappropriate. Adopting a research-based approach, this book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. It covers perin...atal and neonatal loss; termination for foetal abnormality; and more.
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            ISBN 9780415354103
            Released AU 22 Sep 2005
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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