• Part 1. Midwifery on the global scene
Chapter 1. Midwifery in Global health
Chapter 2. Global maternal and newborn health
Chapter 3. Contribution of midwifery to global health and development
• Part 2. Midwifery education, regulation and association development
Chapter 4. Midwifery education
Chapter 5. Midwifery Regulation
Chapter 6. Midwifery Association
• Part 3. Midwifery practice
Chapter 7. Models of midwifery practice suitable for different settings
Chapter 9. Innovations in midwifery practice
• Part 4. The profession of Midwifery
Chapter 10. Professionalizing midwifery
Chapter 11. Midwifery leadership
Chapter 12. Strengthening Midwifery Research
• Part 5. Midwifery across the globe
Chapter 13. Midwifery Map
Chapter 14. The role of midwifery in conflict and humanitarian emergencies: preparing midwives for these situations
Chapter 15. Crossing borders: International consultancies and student electives
Chapter 16. Midwifery partnerships
• Part 6. Looking forward
Chapter 17. Summarizing the previous chapters (Success, challenges and recommendations)
Chapter 18. Harmonizing midwifery (education, regulation and practice): creating a common philosophy and professional identity
Chapter 19. Midwifery 2030 and beyond
Chapter 20. The principles, policy and practice of global midwifery in the face of increasing ease of communication, sharing of technology and expertise for a better future for maternal and newborn health.
This textbook is the first authoritative, in-depth publication about global midwifery and the contribution of skilled professional midwives to the provision of high quality maternity care, reductions in maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. It demonstrates actions that are contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through partnership with women and their families, enabling them to ‘survive, thrive and transform’.
The textbook explores how the world is becoming more connected through globalisation, advances in technology and innovation and yet more inequitable as women and children are disproportionately affected by issues such as poverty, environmental vulnerability, hunger, conflict, violence, and discrimination. It considers how midwives contribute to maternal and newborn health, leading to greater equity and empowerment and, ultimately, strengthening health systems.
The ‘three pillars’ of midwifery are discussed: regulation, education and professional midwives’ associations. The importance of evidence-based care is explored along with diff erent models of midwifery and the challenges of developing professional leadership. This textbook also considers women’s human rights to sexual and reproductive health and respectful maternity care, stressing the importance of cultural sensitivity and contextually appropriate approaches.
Midwives and other professionals will benefi t from this reliable resource that indicates direction and provides information about the principles and practice of professional midwifery. This text also provides universities, organisations, and individuals with a highly relevant resource to better equip them for international midwifery practice. It finally offers policy makers a reliable source of evidence-based information for consideration in various evolving national and international situations.
• Offers a comprehensive and in depth knowledge on global midwifery in one unique volume
• Addresses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals
• Sets the principles and practice of global midwifery within the policy context
• First in depth book covering the specific topic of global midwifery on the market