This text explores the current policy drivers influencing evidence based midwifery and covers topics such as problem-based learning, implementation of evidence-based guidelines and the role of the service-user and makes recommendations for future evidence based practice in midwifery. With the use of real-life examples throughout, this text will encourage midwives to reflect upon and critically analyse the evidence that underpins midwifery practice, and utilise it to develop their skills.
- Edited by the founder members and co-chairs of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network
- Case studies throughout
- Offers international perspectives on evidence-based midwifery practice
- Focuses on the use of evidence to enhance midwifery practice
The Rationale for a Book about Evidence Based Midwifery
Notes on the Contributors
1. The Nature and Use of Evidence in Midwifery Care (Jane Munro and Helen Spiby).
2. The Development of Evidence Based Midwifery in the Netherlands
The Journey from Midwifery Knowledge to Midwifery Research to Midwifery Standards of Practice (Marianne P. Amelink-Verburg, Kathy C. Herschderfer, Pien M. Offerhaus and Simone E. Buitendijk).
3. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
Is there a Link Between the VBAC Decline since the Second Half of the 1990s and Scientific Studies on the Risks of VBAC? (Hélène Vadeboncoeur).
4. Midwives and Maternity Services in Greece – Historical Context and Current Challenges (Olga Arvanitidou).
5. Reflections on Running an Evidence Course (Denis Walsh).
6. Evidence Based Practice and Problem Based Learning – a Natural Alliance? (Fiona MacVane Phipps).
7. Supervision of Midwifery and Evidence Based Practice (Carol Paeglis).
8. Is There Enough Evidence to Meet the Expectations of a Changing Midwifery Agenda? (Tina Lavender).
9. Guidelines and the Consultant Midwife
The Challenges of the Interdisciplinary Guideline Group (Helen Shallow).
10. Unpicking the Rhetoric of Midwifery Practice (Marianne Mead).
11. The Potential of Service User Groups to Support Evidence Based Midwifery (Belinda Phipps and Gillian Fletcher).
12. Evidence Based Midwifery
Current Status and Future Priorities (Helen Spiby and Jane Munro).
Appendix Writing Midwifery Evidence (Marlene Sinclair).