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Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction
 
 
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28 Oct 2008
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With contributions from a range of leading international authors, this 'stop and make you think' book explores the many contemporary issues surrounding emotion work in reproductive healthcare. The editors, forerunners in their field, have brought together both theoretical and clinical aspects to challenge readers to consider the significance of this important topic in their day-to-day work.

Using examples of maternity care and infertility settings from the UK and beyond, and with an emphasis on personal reflection throughout, the book explores the subjects of:
• Emotional well-being
• Client-practitioner relationships
• Infertility
• Loss
• Breast feeding
• Motherhood

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction underlines the importance of emotions and how they are managed, experienced and negotiated in clinical settings, addressing issues that are frequently overlooked in the drive for efficiency and effectiveness in the health service. It is stimulating reading for all midwifery and nursing students and practitioners looking to understand their patients' and their own emotional needs.



 


Description


With contributions from a range of leading international authors, this 'stop and make you think' book explores the many contemporary issues surrounding emotion work in reproductive healthcare. The editors, forerunners in their field, have brought together both theoretical and clinical aspects to challenge readers to consider the significance of this important topic in their day-to-day work.

Using examples of maternity care and infertility settings from the UK and beyond, and with an emphasis on personal reflection throughout, the book explores the subjects of:
• Emotional well-being
• Client-practitioner relationships
• Infertility
• Loss
• Breast feeding
• Motherhood

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction underlines the importance of emotions and how they are managed, experienced and negotiated in clinical settings, addressing issues that are frequently overlooked in the drive for efficiency and effectiveness in the health service. It is stimulating reading for all midwifery and nursing students and practitioners looking to understand their patients' and their own emotional needs.



 


Reviews

'This is a book that deserves to be read from cover to cover.  Its 'political' message is clear: 'care for childbearing women is one example of larger cultural struggles over interpretations of human needs' - New Digest, NCT Professional Magazine


Contents

Foreword; A.R.Hochschild
Preface; P.Smith
Introduction; R.Deery& B.Hunter
PART I: EMOTION WORK IN MATERNITY CARE
Relationship and Reciprocity in Caseload Midwifery; C.MCCourt& T.Stevens
Women's Emotion Work in the Context of Industrialised, Institutionalised Maternity Services; N.Edwards
Epidurals not Emotions: Implications of the Care deficit in US Maternity Care; D.Bone
Community Midwifery 'Performances' and the Presentation of Self; R.Deery
No Time to Care: Midwifery Work on Postnatal Wards in England; F.Dykes
Midwives, Infant Feeding and Emotional Turmoil; S.Battersby
PART TWO: EMOTION WORK AND INFERTILITY
The Experience of Motherhood Following Successful Infertility Treatment; H.Allan& G.Finnerty
Midwives' Experiences of Personal Pregnancy Related Loss; C.Bewley
Uncertainty Around the Possibility of Infertility as a Result of Chlamydial Infection; H.Piercy
PART THREE: DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS IN HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS
'Mixed Messages': Midwives' Experiences of Managing Emotions; B.Hunter
Inner Knowing and Emotions in the Midwife-Woman Relationship; O.Olafsdottir
Peeling Onions: Using Drama to Explore Emotion; K.Baker
Emotion Work Around Reproduction: Supportive or Constraining?; M.Kirkham


Authors

BILLIE HUNTER is Professor of Midwifery at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely and is a regular conference speaker. She is the Chair of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust.
 
RUTH DEERY is Reader in Midwifery at the University of Huddersfield. Her research focuses on the maternity services and women's health, with particular interests in service change, public policy and women's experiences of childbirth and midwives' experiences of the organisation of maternity care.