For new students the language and concepts of midwifery care can at first be daunting. This book helps students to understand the expectations of midwifery training in relation to normal midwifery practice. It covers the basics of midwifery care including professional practice, frameworks informing midwifery care, key concepts and philosophies of care, communication and care skills, antenatal care, normal labor and birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and breastfeeding, as well as a brief introduction to medicines management in normal midwifery care. The book is designed to work alongside first taught modules in midwifery, and underpin training in subsequent years. Key Features • Reflects the latest practice approaches, issues and evidence • Links theory to practice through case studies and problem based learning • Activities help develop key skills such as decision making and critical thinking • Links knowledge to the NMC Standards and ESCs required for registration

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Normal Midwifery Practice

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Normal Midwifery Practice

Communication and interpersonal skills in normal midwifery practice
Sam Chenery-MorrisMoira McLean

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Effective Midwifery Practice

Communicate effectively with women and their families throughout the pre-conception, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. Communication will include:

  • listening to women and helping them to identify their feelings and anxieties about their pregnancies, the birth and the related changes to themselves and their lives;
  • enabling women to think through their feelings;
  • enabling women to make informed choices about their health and health care;
  • actively encouraging women to think about their own health and the health of their babies and families and how this can be improved;
  • communicating with women through their pregnancy, labour and the period following birth.

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