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© 1996

The Midwife and Society

Perspectives, Policies and Practice

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sociological Theory Applied to Midwifery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 3-21
    3. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 22-58
    4. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 59-82
    5. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 83-100
    6. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 101-123
  3. Social Policy, Women and Professionalisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 127-153
    3. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 154-181
    4. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 182-213
  4. Conclusion

    1. Anthea Symonds, Sheila C. Hunt
      Pages 214-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-241

About this book

Introduction

Applying sociological theories to midwifery practice, this clear and accessible book offers a broad review of relevant social policies and their philosophy and effects especially on child-bearing women, as well as exploring the social meaning of concepts such as motherhood, fatherhood, professionalisation and the role of the state.

Keywords

birth community philosophy pregnancy social policy sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.University of Central EnglandUK
  3. 3.Birmingham Women’s Health Care NHS TrustUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Midwife and Society
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives, Policies and Practice
  • Authors Sheila C. Hunt
    Anthea Symonds
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13654-4
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-63038-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13654-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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