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Law and Ethics in Midwifery

Elinor J Clarke

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Law and Ethics for Midwifery is a unique and practical resource for student midwives. Legal and ethical competence is a cornerstone of professional midwifery practice and an essential part of midwifery training.

This text is written by an experienced midwifery lecturer. It draws on a wide variety of real case studies and focuses particularly on the core areas of accountability, autonomy and advocacy. Opening with two chapters providing overviews respectively of ethical theories and legislation, the book is then arranged thematically. These chapters have a common structure which includes case studies, relevant legislation, reflective activities and a summary, and they run across areas of concern from negligence through safeguarding to record-keeping.

UK 2015

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Law and Ethics for Midwifery is a unique and practical resource for student midwives. Legal and ethical competence is a cornerstone of professional midwifery practice and an essential part of midwifery training.

This text is written by an experienced midwifery lecturer. It draws on a wide variety of real case studies and focuses particularly on the core areas of accountability, autonomy and advocacy. Opening with two chapters providing overviews respectively of ethical theories and legislation, the book is then arranged thematically. These chapters have a common structure which includes case studies, relevant legislation, reflective activities and a summary, and they run across areas of concern from negligence through safeguarding to record-keeping.

UK 2015

Part 1: Theory 
  • 1. Preface and Introduction to Law and Ethics for Midwifery
  • 2. Ethical Theory and Dilemmas: An Introduction to Ethical Decision-making
  • 3. Legal Theory: Introduction to English Law and English Legal System
  • 4. Ethical and Legal Theory: Human, Patient and Maternity Care Rights
  • 5. Ethical and Legal Theory: The Legislative Framework for Midwifery (Registration, Regulation, Rules)
Part 2: Case Studies 
  • 6. Consent and Refusal
  • 7. Record Keeping
  • 8. Medicines, Midwives and the Law
  • 9. Safeguarding Vulnerable Women and Babies
  • 10. Supervision of Midwives
  • 11. Birth Environment
  • 12. Abortion
  • 13. Female Genital Mutilation, Circumcision and Cutting
  • 14. Episiotomy
  • 15. Caesarean Section
  • 16. Surrogacy
  • 17. Professional Malpractice, Misconduct and Negligence
  • 18. Whistleblowing and Complaints

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