Author: Florence Nightingale
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In her nineteenth-century essay, Florence Nightingale speaks out against the imposed restrictions, idleness, and triviality that characterized the life of Victorian women
A Mayan Midwife and Town
Author: Barbara Rogoff,Chona Pérez González,Chonita Chavajay Quiacaín,Josué Chavajay Quiacaín
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Developing Destinies is an engaging narrative of one remarkable person's life and the life of her community that blends psychology, anthropology, and history to reveal the integral role that culture plays in human development.
Author: Penny Armstrong,Sheryl Feldman
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life forever. A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading for all student midwives and expectant parents.
An Inspirational Guide for a Calm, Confident, Natural Birth
Author: Katharine Graves
Publisher: Katharine Publishing
Category: Autogenic training
Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect.
Evidence and Debate
Author: Susan Downe
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as 'at risk' if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth. Explores the wider range of normal childbirth that is unique to individual mothers and babies Challenges the assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudes Updated statistics, both national and international Latest research and debate
Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting
Author: Amy Tuteur, M.D.
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Category: Health & Fitness
A Harvard-trained obstetrician-gynecologist, prominent blogger, and author of the classic How Your Baby Is Born delivers a timely, important, and sure to be headline-making expose that shines a light on the natural parenting movement and the multimillion-dollar industry behind it. The natural parenting movement praises the virtues of birth without medical interference, staunchly advocates breastfeeding for all mothers, and hails attachment parenting. Once the exclusive province of the alternative lifestyle, natural parenting has gone mainstream, becoming a lucrative big business today. But those who do not subscribe to this method are often made to feel as if they are doing their children harm. Dr. Amy Tuteur understands their apprehensions. “Parenting quickly feels synonymous with guilt. And of late, there is no bigger arena for this pervasive guilt than childbirth.” As a medical professional with a long career in obstetrics and gynecology and as the mother of four children, Tuteur is no stranger to the insurmountable pressures and subsequent feelings of blame and self-condemnation that mothers experience during their children’s early years. The natural parenting movement, she contends, is not helping them raise their children better. Instead, it capitalizes on their uncertainty, manipulating parents when they are most vulnerable. In Push Back, she chronicles the movement’s history from its roots to its modern practices, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OB-GYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents—conservative men who sought to limit women’s control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.
Author: Rosemary Mander
This new edition of a groundbreaking work reflects important developments in the general understanding of, and research into, loss and death. Providing a wealth of information for both experienced and inexperienced midwives, the book covers topics including: perinatal and neonatal loss miscarriage and termination for foetal abnormality death of a mother in third world and first world settings difficulties encountered during future childbearing. Combining an authoritative research-based orientation with a critical yet human approach to this sensitive topic, the book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. The author draws on relevant and largely research-based literature from a wide range of related disciplines to inform this area, which is only now receiving the attention it has long deserved.
Author: Susanne Malchau Dietz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
How did skilled nursing practice develop to become an essential part of the modern health system? This book provides some important answers to this question. It traces the history and development of nursing practice in Europe and North America, exploring two broad categories of nursing work: the ‘hands-on’ clinical work of nurses in hospitals and the work of nurses in public health, which involved health screening, health education and public health crisis management. The book contains rich case studies of nursing practice across diverse settings in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As well as examining ‘what nurses did’, it explores the significance and meaning of nursing work, for nurses themselves, their patients and their communities, and examines developments in practice against a backdrop of social, cultural, political and economic drivers and constraints.This book will be of interest to academics and clinical nurses alike. It is also an ideal textbook for undergraduate nursing programmes, providing students with rich accounts of the history of their own disciplinary practice.
Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies
Author: Laura N. Gitlin,Nancy Hodgson
Publisher: Academic Press
Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies highlights evidence-based best practices for improving the lives of patients with dementia. It presents the local and global challenges of these patients, also coupling foundational knowledge with specific strategies to overcome these challenges. The book examines the trajectory of the disease, offers stage-appropriate practices and strategies to improve quality of life, provides theoretical and practical frameworks that inform on ways to support and care for individuals living with dementia, includes evidence-based recommendations for research, and details global examples of care approaches that work. Offers evidence-based strategies for making life better for dementia patients at home, in the community, and in health care and service settings Provides an overview of the disease pathology, current diagnostic criteria, and the stages and trajectory of the illness Includes intervention strategies to support formal caregivers Looks at the role of environmental design and technology in dementia care
Author: Herbert C. Northcott,Donna M. Wilson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Family & Relationships
"Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive discussion of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and several new topics have been added, including assisted suicide and active euthanasia, end of life care, emerging trends in funerary practices, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. A glossary has also been added along with end-of-chapter review questions and an appendix listing recent and seminal movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death. The new edition includes 22 black and white photos, 4 figures, and 3 tables."--
Author: Jan Reed,Charlotte Laura Clarke,Ann Macfarlane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book, edited by a team of renowned older adult and nursing experts, consideres the principles and practices of older adult nursing as well as the wider social considerations to do with an ageing population.
The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses
Author: Charlotte Gerson,Morton Walker D.P.M.
Category: Health & Fitness
Fed Up With Illness? Now You Can Overcome It With This Lifesaving Nutritional Program! Cancer. Hepatitis. Migraines. Arthritis. Heart Disease. Emphysema. For years, the medical establishment has called these chronic or life-threatening diseases "incurable." But now, The Gerson Therapy® offers hope for those seeking relief from hundreds of different diseases. Juice Your Way To Wellness One of the first alternative cancer therapies, The Gerson Therapy® has successfully treated thousands of patients for over 60 years. Now, in this authoritative new book, alternative medicine therapist Charlotte Gerson and medical journalist Morton Walker reveal the powerful healing effects of organic fruits and vegetables. Not only can juicing reverse the effects of many degenerative illnesses--it can save lives. The Gerson Therapy® shows you: • How to beat cancer by changing your body chemistry • Special juicing techniques for maximum healing power • How to conquer allergies, obesity, high blood pressure, AIDS, lupus, and other diseases • Which supplements will strengthen your immune system • How to prepare delicious, super-healthy foods using Gerson-approved recipes • And much more! This unique resource will help and inspire everyone who has ever said, "I want to get well. Just show me how." The Gerson Therapy® offers a powerful, time-tested healing option that has worked for others--and can work for you.
Author: Robert Bucknam, MD,Gary Ezzo, MA
Publisher: On Becoming
Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 25 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. For 25 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night. In his 28th year as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof. Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training. Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.
2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
Author: American Academy of Pediatrics Committee,American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases,David Kimberlin,Mary Ann Jackson, MD, Faap,Mary Ann Jackson
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
The 2015 "Red Book" is the American Academy of Pediatrics' authoritative guide to manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. It provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA and hundreds of physician contributors. The" Red Book" is an essential reference for pediatric infectious diseases specialists and general pediatricians, and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health providers, medical residents and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information. The book is divided into sections that cover Active and passive immunization Disease summaries Antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis Care of children in special situations Updated information and recommendations you cannot afford to be without... Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices New chapter on Hemorrhagic Fevers Caused by Filoviruses has been added New chapter on human parechovirus infections has been added Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children Updated coverage of actinomycosis, amebiases, arbovirus, bacterial vaginosis, blastocystis, candidiasis, Clostridium difficle, coronaviruses, dengue, enteroviruses, Escherichia coli, Giardia intestinalis, gonococcal infections, Helicobacter pylori infections, lyme disease, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more Managing Injection Pain has been significantly expanded Updated information on hepatitis C Updated information on group B streptococcal infections Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections Significantly revised chapter on Respiratory Syncytial Virus Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated The Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship chapter has been significantly broaded and updated Updated information on HIV And much more!
Author: Richard Wagamese
Growing up in the care of the "old man” he was entrusted to at birth, Franklin Starlight has never really known his biological father, Eldon. The fleeting moments he shared with the alcoholic man have only ended in disasters that haunt the boy. But when father, coming to the end of his alcohol-ruined life, reaches out to sixteen-year-old son their first and last journey together begins. Hesitantly, Franklin obliges his dying father’s wish -- to be buried as a warrior -- and together they hazard the rugged and dangerous beauty of the backcountry to find an appropriate burial site. Through the fog of pain, Eldon relates to his son the desolate moments in his life, as well as the times of hope -- the family history Franklin has never known. As Father tells the tale, the Son, and the reader, live for the stories, in the hope that they will shed light on the mysteries of a tortured past.
Author: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin UK
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira is an epic historical novel about a brilliant young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the American Civil War. Mary Sutter, a brilliant young midwife, dreams of proving herself as capable as any man. But medical schools refuse to teach women. So when her heart is broken, she heads to Washington DC to tend the Civil War wounded. Assisted and encouraged by two surgeons, who both fall for her, and ignoring requests to return home to help her twin sister give birth, Mary pursues her dream of becoming a surgeon and saving lives - no matter the cost to herself or those she loves and no matter the harrowing conditions she has yet to face. A brilliant portrait of an unforgettable heroine and a powerful evocation of trauma in the aftermath of battle, My Name is Mary Sutter is an utterly original story of one woman proving she is a match for any man. '[Mary Sutter's] pluck will win you over within pages. A debut as confident as its heroine, it's a sweeping love story'Daily Mail 'This heroine is truly heroic' The Times 'Mary Sutter is a satisfyingly complex character; a tempestuous mixture of touching vulnerability and courageous single-mindedness' Marie Claire Robin Oliveira received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship for a work-in-progress for My Name is Mary Sutter. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
What Midwives Need to Know
Author: Sheila C. Hunt,Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Books for Midwives Press
Category: Family & Relationships
This important and much-needed book will help the midwife to understand the nature of violence, its roots and its manifestation in pregnancy as well as enabling all midwives to help women who are victims of such abuse more effectively. It aims to increase the midwife's understanding of a very complex aspect of society so as to enable her to stand alongside the woman as she faces an impossible future - to be her friend and advocate. Each chapter includes case studies and scenarios to illustrate the complexity of care and to help apply theory to clinical midwifery practice.