This festive issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest is packed full of evidence-based articles ranging from the antenatal to postpartum period – relevant and essential reading for all student midwives, midwives and allied health professionals.
A subscription to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest will also help you to meet essential revalidation requirements and keep up to date with continuous professional development (CPD) learning.
We take a quick peek at a few of the hot topics covered in this next issue.
Midwifery education in India By Cathy Ashwin, Michelle Anderson and Evita Fernandez
An intriguing account of Cathy Ashwin’s and Michelle Anderson’s recent trip to Hyderabad at the behest of Dr Evita Fernandez to support her aim of regulating and recognising midwifery as a profession in India.
In training midwives, Dr Fernandez hopes to enable women to have more choice during pregnancy and birth, and empower them to achieve birth without medical intervention whenever realistically achievable.
Achieving Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation By Jancis Shepherd, Lead Midwife for Education at University of West London. This article demonstrates how revalidation can be achieved for those whose sphere of practice is education, and offers suggestions for midwives in management roles and clinical practice, and nurse midwives who wish to revalidate for both.
Continuity within the NHS: what could prevent it from happening? Part two — a midwifery practice analysis By Bev Jervis, midwife and PhD student at the University of Salford. Bev Jervis’s paper explores the barriers to the implementation of continuity of care and the implications of this from the perspective of midwifery regulation, in turn examining the potential impact upon practice.
Other original articles in this issue include:
- Sustainable birth: caseloading By Jo Killingley, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Middlesex University, London
- On the other end of ‘we need a paed in room 1’ – a paediatric perspective By Rachel Hayward, Neonatal Speciality Registrar, University Hospital of Wales
- Does water immersion during labour and birth increase the risk of severe perineal trauma? A critical review By Angela Willis, White Horse Birth Centre and Delivery Suite midwife at Swindon Great Western Hospital
- Communication and counselling skills utilised when undertaking the newborn examination By Paula Izod, Community Midwife Coordinator, Grantham
- Breast self-examination knowledge and practice among women in a rural community in south-west Nigeria: a qualitative approach By Victoria Funmilayo Hanson, Brian van WY, Oluyinka Adejumo
All the above articles appear in the December 2016 issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and are available to access through one of our annual subscription packages.