We published hundreds of articles in 2014, giving Cathy and Michelle a tough job of choosing the ones they consider to be the best.
They thought long and hard over several cups of tea, but finally managed to whittle down their selections. They’ve explained below what made the articles they chose stand out from the crowd.
We’ve made them available to you here as a thank you for all your support over the past year…
HIV & breastfeeding: the unfolding evidence. P Morrison, Z Faulkner. Essentially MIDIRS, Dec/Jan
This article summarises the evidence underpinning evolving HIV and infant feeding recommendations and concludes with a case study and practice implications for the UK.
Improving maternal and newborn health globally: the Making it Happen programme. S Jones, F Dickinson, T Kana, S Bar-Zeev & N van de Broek. Essentially MIDIRS, June 2014
The Making it Happen programme is committed to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by improving and implementing innovative health care packages to improve the availability and quality of care worldwide. An inspirational read!
Social media: connecting women and midwives globally. S Byrom, A Byrom. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, June 2014
When looking back over this year it is so difficult to consider what have been the most significant changes happening in the world of midwifery as it feels as if we are on a rollercoaster of new evidence and ideas. However, something that I feel is here to stay and will have a continued impact on the not only the care we give to women and families but on how women access support and information for themselves is ‘Social Media’.
Whose (interpretation of) evidence counts? A commentary on the place of birth debate. S Downe, L Page. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, December 2014
Again I have chosen the ‘Hot Topic’ as consider this to present the latest areas of interest with Downe and Page clearly illustrating this in their timely discussion of the home birth debate following on from the UK Birthplace study. The recent release of the NICE (2014) intrapartum guidelines has furthered the debate both within the media and world of midwifery which I believe will lead to interesting discussion in 2015. MIDIRS Digest aims to keep you up to date with all the contemporary news and evidence as it emerges.