Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

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Author: Anne Borsay,Billie Hunter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137294167

Category: History

Page: 240

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Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.

Sickness, Medical Welfare and the English Poor, 1750-1834

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Author: Steven King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526129000

Category: England

Page: 368

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At the core of this book are three central contentions: That medical welfare became the totemic function of the Old Poor Law in its last few decades; that the poor themselves were able to negotiate this medical welfare rather than simply being subject to it; and that being doctored and institutionalised became part of the norm for the sick poor by the 1820s, in a way that had not been the case in the 1750s. Exploring the lives and medical experiences of the poor largely in their own words, Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of the so-called crisis of the Old Poor Law from the later eighteenth century. The sick poor became an insistent presence in the lives of officials and parishes and the (largely positive) way that communities responded to their dire needs must cause us to rethink the role and character of the poor law.

Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole

Novel, Play, Film

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Author: Chris Hopkins

Publisher: Liverpool English Texts and Studies

ISBN: 1786941147

Category: Working class in literature

Page: 336

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Love on the Dole (1933), the iconic novel about 1930s British working-class life, has a significant place in British cultural history. Its author, Walter Greenwood, went from unemployed Salford man to best-selling writer, and the novel has never been out of print. The 1935 stage adaptation was said to have been seen by three million people by 1940, including the King and Queen. Greenwood proposed a film adaption in 1936, but the story was pronounced too 'sordid' and depressing' by the British Board of Film Censors. However, in 1940 the Ministry of Information decided that this story of pre-war economic and social failure should be filmed as a contribution to the 'people's war'. It was widely regarded as one of the best British wartime productions - and all three versions of Love on the Dole were frequently referenced during wartime debate about how a reconstructed post-war society should make a repetition of the 1930s impossible. This study explores in detail what made this important text so influential, analyses the considerable differences between the novel, play and film versions and places the public response to Love on the Dole in its full historical context. It examines Greenwood's whole literary career and his continuing success until the 1960s: casting new light on his subsequent novels, plays and non-fiction works, few of which have received critical attention.

Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives

Theory and Practice

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Author: Merryl Harvey,Lucy Land

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943647

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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This book is the only research methods book you need to succeed whilst studying nursing and midwifery. Ideal for all pre and beyond registration nurses, this book has everything you need to know about consuming, critiquing and using research; it then builds on this foundation to develop these ideas into workable practice for real-world research. Inspired by over 25 years combined experience, the authors have structured the book around the complimentary spheres of theory and practice and take you through each step of the research process, demonstrating how to choose a question, design your research proposal, collect data, analyse your findings and write up your research. It explores: · Evidence-based research · Literature and systematic reviews · Ethics · Secondary Data · Research design · Methodologies and individual methods · Data analysis – quantitative and qualitative Interwoven with case studies and embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike, this balanced textbook provides an introduction to a wide range of theories and methods and is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs. Whether you are new to research methods or returning to formal education and hoping to conduct your own research, this book is your ideal companion.

A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth

Key Themes in Maternity Care

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Author: Tania McIntosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113634411X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

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People are fascinated by stories of childbirth, and the sources to document maternity in Britain in the twentieth century are rich and varied. This book puts the history of maternity in England into its wider social context, highlighting areas of change and continuity, and charting the development of pregnancy and birth as it emerged from the shadows and became central to social debate. A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth considers the significance of the regulation and training of midwives and doctors, exploring important aspects of maternity care including efforts to tackle maternal deaths, the move of birth from home to hospital, and the rise of consumer groups. Using oral histories and women’s memoirs, as well as local health records and contemporary reports and papers, this book explores the experiences of women and families, and includes the voices of women, midwives and doctors. Key themes are discussed throughout, including: the work and status of the midwife the place of birth pain relief ante- and post- natal care women’s pressure groups high-tech versus low-tech political pressures. At a time when the midwifery profession, and the wider structure of maternity care, is a matter for popular and political debate, this book is a timely contribution. It will be an invaluable read for all those interested in maternity care in England.

A Midwife's Tale

The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

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Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772985

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Witches, Midwives and Nurses

A History of Women Healers

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich.,Deirdre English.

Publisher: NY Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: 63

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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches. Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and...

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

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Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118690990

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.

Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing

From Proteins to DNA, 1945-2000

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Author: Miguel García-Sancho

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230250327

Category: History

Page: 242

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Sequencing is often associated with the Human Genome Project and celebrated achievements concerning the DNA molecule. However, the history of this practice comprises not only academic biology, but also the world of computer-assisted information management. The book uncovers this history, qualifying the hype and expectations around genomics.

The Art of Midwifery

Early Modern Midwives in Europe

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Author: Hilary Marland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818122

Category: History

Page: 252

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The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.

Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching

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Author: Anne Smith,Heather McAskill,Kirsten Jack

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137262656

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This engaging book is written for Practice Teachers who need to educate and assess students at advanced level in the practice setting. Including contributions from a range of healthcare workers it provides: ■ guidance on how to create a dynamic and effective experience for the learner ■ support for the teacher, including how to deal with failure and cope with challenging students ■ advice to help readers build their self-awareness and reflect on their role. With references to the latest professional guidelines as well as practical exercises, resources and support material, Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching draws together disparate information into one comprehensive resource. It explores the core issues surrounding education in health and social care practice settings and is essential reading for all those who want to operate in this arena at an advanced level.

An Introduction to the Social History of Nursing

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Author: Robert Dingwall,Anne Marie Rafferty,Charles Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134978707

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In recent years the study of nursing history in Britain has been transformed by the application of concepts and methods from the social sciences to original sources. The myths and legends which have grown up through a century of anecdotal writing have been chipped away to reveal the complex story of an occupation shaped and reshaped by social and technological change. Most of the work has been scattered in monographs, journals and edited collections. The skills of a social historian, a sociologist and a graduate nurse have been brought together to rethink the history of modern nursing in the light of the latest scholarship. The account starts by looking at the type of nursing care available in 1800. This was usually provided by the sick person's family or household servants. It traces the interdependent growth of general nursing and the modern hospital and examines the separate origins and eventual integration of mental nursing, district nursing, health visiting and midwifery. It concludes with reflections on the prospects for nursing in the year 2000.

Spies in Arabia

The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

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Author: Priya Satia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199734801

Category: History

Page: 472

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In this groundbreaking book, Priya Satia tracks the intelligence community's tactical grappling with this problem and the myriad cultural, institutional, and political consequences of their methodological choices during and after the Great War.

The Midwife's Tale

An Oral History from Handywoman to to Professional Midwife

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Author: Billie Hunter,Nicky Leap

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829984

Category: History

Page: 214

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What was it like to be a midwife before the foundation of the NHS? What stories do women tell about their births before hospital births became routine???The Midwife's Tale is a fascinating oral history of the lives of mothers and midwives in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on interviews conducted by Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap, this book tells the stories of these women, in their own words.??Widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1993, this new twentieth anniversary edition opens up these intriguing, poignant and sometimes humorous accounts for a new readership.??As seen in Discover your History magazine

Learning in Practice for Nursing Students

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Author: Jessica Mills,Darren Brand

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137604557

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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Pre-registration nursing students spend 50 per cent of their training on placements and this exciting new book helps ensure that they get the very most from their time in a clinical setting. With an accessible format readers can dip in and out of, or read cover to cover, this is an essential guide for students at any stage of their training.

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction

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Author: Billie Hunter,Ruth Deery

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137086416

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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With contributions from a range of leading international authors, this 'stop and make you think' book explores the many contemporary issues surrounding emotion work in reproductive healthcare. The editors, forerunners in their field, have brought together both theoretical and clinical aspects to challenge readers to consider the significance of this important topic in their day-to-day work. Using examples of maternity care and infertility settings from the UK and beyond, and with an emphasis on personal reflection throughout, the book explores the subjects of: • Emotional well-being • Client-practitioner relationships • Infertility • Loss • Breast feeding • Motherhood Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction underlines the importance of emotions and how they are managed, experienced and negotiated in clinical settings, addressing issues that are frequently overlooked in the drive for efficiency and effectiveness in the health service. It is stimulating reading for all midwifery and nursing students and practitioners looking to understand their patients' and their own emotional needs.

A History of Midwifery in the United States

The Midwife Said Fear Not

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Author: Dr. Joyce E. Thompson, DrPH, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM,Helen Varney Burst, RN, CNM, MSN, DHL (Hon.), FACNM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125387

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Written by two of the professionís most prominent midwifery leaders, this authoritative history of midwifery in the United States, from the 1600s to the present, is distinguished by its vast breadth and depth. The book spans the historical evolution of midwives as respected, autonomous health care workers and midwifery as a profession, and considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities for this discipline as enduring motifs throughout the text. It surveys the roots of midwifery, the beginnings of professional practice, the founding of educational institutions and professional organizations, and entry pathways into the profession. Woven throughout the text are such themes as the close link between midwives and the communities in which they live, their view of pregnancy and birth as normal life events, their efforts to promote health and prevent illness, and their dedication to being with women wherever they may be and in whatever health condition and circumstances they may be in. The text examines the threats to midwifery past and present, such as the increasing medicalization of childbearing care, midwiferyís lack of a common identity based on education and practice standards, the mix of legal recognition, and reimbursement issues for midwifery practice. Illustrations and historical photos depict the many facets of midwifery, and engaging stories provide cultural and spiritual content. This is a ìmust-haveî for all midwives, historians, professional and educational institutions, and all those who share a passion for the history of midwifery and women. Key Features: Encompasses the most authoritative and comprehensive information available about the history of midwifery in the United States Considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities for midwifery Illustrated with historical photos and drawings Includes engaging stories filled with cultural and spiritual content, introductory quotes to each chapter, and plentiful chapter notes Written by two preeminent leaders in the field of midwifery

Critical Issues in Mental Health

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Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137181354

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This thought provoking text explores some of the most contentious issues in mental health today. Written by top authors in the field, each chapter explores a key subject area which is often ignored or avoided in mental health. Stimulating and lively in style, it is essential reading for all mental health students and practitioners.

Men, Masculinities and Health

Critical Perspectives

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Author: Brendan Gough,Steve Robertson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137080760

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Men drink too much alcohol, eat unhealthy food and avoid going to the doctors until they are seriously ill. Indeed, some say being masculine is bad for men's health. But is the situation so simple? This deeply engaging book explores both the psychological and sociological factors that affect men and their health. It investigates how notions of 'maleness' impact on the individual's approach to health and take-up of services, and provides clear foundations for best practice in care. Part 1 of the book explores and sets the theoretical scene. It asks why disparate fields have not previously been brought together and what theoretical frameworks could be utilised to assist in this process. Parts 2 and 3 consider empirical work in relation to men, health and illness, providing critical rather than simply descriptive accounts. Bringing together an international collection of contributors, Men, Masculinities and Health provides fresh ideas for practice; creating a fertile terrain for future debate that will excite all those interested in gender issues.

Developing Person-Centred Practice

A Practical Approach to Quality Healthcare

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Author: Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137399805

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Person-centred care is the idea that the healthcare professional shifts their focus from routine tasks and processes to the individual needs of the patients. It has been highlighted as the cornerstone of high quality care. But whilst few practitioners intend to work in a non-person-centred way, for reasons such as priorities, organisational policies, workplace culture and resources, a person-centred approach can be very difficult to achieve. This book provides a practice-focused exploration of how the ideas of person-centeredness can be developed and incorporated in to everyday practice: - It forms each chapter around an engaging case study, with examples from adult and child health, mental health, learning disabilities and many more. - It introduces the theoretical basis of person-centred care, including the benefits it has for working environments, staff and patients. - It demonstrates how meaningful practice development partnerships can be made with patients, including who to involve and how to involve them. - It takes the reader through the steps of developing a person-centred ethos- from encouraging people to participate in the development, to evaluating the progress and sustaining it in the long run. With clear and accessible guidance through the use of chapter overviews, key points, activities and web-based resources, this is an important book for anyone interested in developing a person-centred approach to care.