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Family-Centred Perinatal Care

Family-Centred Perinatal Care
Improving Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care

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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316627952

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  • Since childbirth became a medicalized - and usually hospitalized - event a century ago, women's and families' psychosocial needs have been relegated to a somewhat peripheral role within the clinically focussed hierarchy of medical care. This text reinstates psychosocial issues as a primary focus of care, together with clinical excellence. Family-centred care is a familiar phrase in today's maternity services, with professional guidelines and hospital policies including the term in their care protocols; however, few definitions, and no specific standards, for family-centred care exist. While all caregivers and care services are likely to define their care as sensitive to women's needs, and family-centred, the actual implementation of a family-centred approach - despite it being a current fashion in care - is still inadequate. This book clearly defines family-centred perinatal care, and outlines how truly family-centred care can, and should, be implemented, and how, and where, this has been done.

    • The first book to address a family-centred approach to perinatal care, providing a guide for caregivers, institutions and professional bodies dealing with perinatal care
    • Integrates the roles of mothers, fathers and newborns with those of multiple caregivers involved in perinatal care, such as obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, nurses, psychologists, childbirth educators, physiotherapists, social workers, and academic and professional bodies, as well as with extended family members and community agencies
    • Includes up-to-date and evidence-based research supporting a family-centred approach, and illustrates the text with anecdotes based on over forty years of experience applying a family-centred approach to clinical perinatal care
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    'If you think that you are already practicing humane, evidence-based, family-centered perinatal care, please read Beverley’s book. Reader-friendly and written with passion and scientific rigor, the book shows how medical practice may drift away from its mission of combining cure with tender loving care, and presents well-thought out prescriptions to set our practice on its noble course.' Mahmoud F. Fathalla, Former President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetric

    'I found this book to be fascinating, informative, and beautifully written. I loved the first-person, personal way in which Dr Chalmers presented the evidence, her evaluation of it, the reasons for her evaluation, and above all the presentation of her own invaluable research and what she learned from it. Dr Chalmers has captured the perfect balance between objectivity and subjectivity.' Murray Enkin FRCSC, Order of Canada Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton

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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316627952
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 157 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Table of contents
    Foreword
    Preface
    Executive summary
    An introduction to family-centred perinatal care
    Part I. From Pregnancy to Parenthood:
    1. Pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy processes
    2. Care of families after normal birth
    3. Care of sick or preterm newborns and their families
    Part II. Practicing Family-Centred Care:
    4. Clinical care: evidence-based family-centred care
    5. Psycho-socially sensitive care
    6. Including families in care
    7. Inter- and multi-professional care
    8. Culturally appropriate care
    9. Is there a 'universally ideal birth'?
    Part III. Meeting Professional Standards:
    10. Abuse in obstetric and gynaecological care
    11. Monitoring, evaluation and research
    12. Goals, ethics and rights in family-centred perinatal care
    Part IV. An Unfinished Agenda:
    13. Best practices from global settings
    14. The road ahead
    Appendix: family-centred care monitoring questions
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Beverley Chalmers
    Beverley Chalmers DSc (Med), PhD, is a perinatal health consultant in Kingston, Ontario.

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