Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice is an applied ethics book designed for both students and practicing midwives to build ethical thinking in the context of daily practice. This unique text uses an accessible writing style and includes chapters on diversity and justice, informed consent, multiple relationships, confidentiality and privacy, scope of practice, and others. Realistic case examples throughout the text encourage critical thinking in applied ethics. The authors present a unique model for midwives’ ethical thinking and appendices include widely used codes of ethics in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Ethics for Midwives?
Chapter 2 Existing Ethical Codes, Guidelines, and Value Statements
Chapter 3 Privacy and Confidentiality
Chapter 4 Informed Consent/Choice
Chapter 5 Who is the Client?
Chapter 6 Multiple Relationships
Chapter 7 Scope of Practice and Competence
Chapter 8 Working with Other Professionals
Chapter 9 Client Non-Compliance and Termination of Care
Chapter 10 Diversity, Equity, and Justice
Chapter 11 Addressing Ethical Concerns
Chapter 12 Ethical Thinking, Caring and Decision-Making
Appendix A The MANA Statement of Value and Ethics
Appendix B Standards and Qualifications for the Art and Practice of Midwifery
Appendix C American College of Nurse-Midwives Code of Ethics with Explanatory Statements
Appendix D ICM International Code of Ethics for Midwives
Appendix E Essential Documents of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
Appendix F The Code: Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives