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Module Reading List HECS 2190

Midwifery Theory and Practice 2, 2019/20, Semester 2
Katherine Dewhurst
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading

BEAUCHAMP T.L. & CHILDRESS J.F. 2009. Principles of Biomedical Ethics . 6th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

BENNETT C.B. 2010. What is this thing called ethics? London. Routledge

BLACKBURN, ST. & D. LOPER. 2007. Maternal fetal and neonatal physiology: a clinical perspective. 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.

BOTHAMLEY J. & M. BOYLE. 2009. Medical conditions affecting pregnancy and childbirth . Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

BRAZIER M., CAVE E. 2011. Medicine, Patients and the Law . 5 th Edition. London: Penguin.

CENTRE FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD ENQUIRIES (CMACE). 2011. Saving Mothers’ Lives: reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer: 2006–08. The Eighth Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom.BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 2011;118 (Suppl. 1):1–203.

FAHY,K., M.FOUREUR, C.HASTIE. 2008.Birth territory and midwifery guardianship : theory for practice, education and research. Edinburgh: Butterworth Heinemann: Elsevier.

FRASER, D.M. & M.A. COOPER. 2009. Myles textbook for midwives 15th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston.

FRITH, L. & H. DRAPER. 2004. Ethics and midwifery: issues in contemporary practice . London: Books for Midwives.

GRAY, D.E., 2013. Doing Research in the Real World. London. SAGE Publications Ltd.

GREENHALGH, T. 2010. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine. 4th Edition, Chichester; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

GRIFFITH, R., C. TENGNAH & C. PATEL. 2010. Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery. England. Learning Matters.

JORDAN S. 2010. Pharmacology for midwives, the evidence base for safe practice . New York: Palgrave Publishers Ltd

MaCDONALD, S & J, MAGILL-CUERDEN. 2011. Mayes’ Midwifery. 14 th Edition. London. Bailliere Tindall/Elsevier.

PATTINSON S.D. 2013. Medical Law and Ethics. 3rd  Edition. London. Sweet and Maxwell.

PRICE.S. 2007. Mental health in pregnancy and childbirth. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingston & Elsevier.

RACHELS J. & RACHELS S. 2012. The elements of moral philosophy. 7th Edition. New York. McGraw-Hill.

ROBSON. S.R. &  J.WAUGH 2013. Medical disorders in pregnancy : a manual for midwives. 2nd edition Chichester: Blackwell.

SAMANTA J. & SAMANTA A. 2011. Medical Law. Palgrave Macillan.

STABLES, D & J, RANKIN. 2010. Physiology in Childbearing. 3rd Edition. London. Bailliere Tindall/Elsevier.

SPIBY, H. & J. MUNRO. 2010. Evidence based midwifery : applications in context. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

THOMPSON C & D. DOWDING. 2009. Essential decision making and clinical judgement for nurses. Churchill Livingstone.

WICKHAM,S. 2006. Appraising research into childbirth : an interactive workbook. Edinburgh. Butterworth Heinemann, Elsevier.

WYLIE. L. & H. BRICE. 2008. The midwives' guide to key medical conditions: pregnancy and childbirth . Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

NHS EVIDENCE. Evidence in Health and Social Care . Available from Updated regularly, this resource enables you to access evidence quickly and use filters to refine your search.

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Recommended reading

BOWERS, D., A. HOUSE & D. OWENS. (ed) 2006. Understanding Clinical Papers 2nd edition. Sussex, Wiley.

BURNS, N. & S. K. GROVE. 2011. Understanding Nursing Research: building an evidence-based practice . 5th Edition. Philadelphia, Pa.; London: Saunders.

CHURCHILL, H., W.SAVAGE & C. FRANCOME. 2006. Caesarean birth in Britain. Enfield: Middlesex University Press.

DIMOND, B., 2006. Legal aspects of midwifery. 3rd edition. Edinburgh: Books for Midwives Press.

FORD P. J. & DUDZINSKI D.M. eds. 2008. Complex ethics consultations : cases that haunt us. New York. Cambridge University Press.

GARRATT. L. 2011. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and midwifery practice : CSA, birth and powerlessness. Oxon: Radcliffe Publishing.

GILBERT, E.S. & J.S. HARMIN. 2007. Manual of high risk pregnancy  4th Ed. St Louis: Mosby.

HEALTHCARE COMMISSION. 2006. Investigation into 10 Maternal Deaths at, or Following Delivery at, Northwick Park Hospital, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, between April 2002 and April 2005 . London: Healthcare Commission. Available online from:

HANZAK, E.A. 2005. Eyes without sparkle. A journey through postnatal illness. Abingdon. Radcliffe.

HANLEY.J. 2009. Perinatal mental health : a guide for health professionals and users. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

HODNETT E.D., S. GATES., G.J.  HOFMEYER & C. SAKAL. 2007. ‘Continuous support for women during childbirth (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, issue 2.

JAMES, D. 2005. High risk pregnancy: management options . 3rd Ed. London: Saunders.

KIRKHAM, M. 2003. Birth centres: a social model for maternity care . London: Books for Midwives.

KEELING,J & T.MASON. 2008. Domestic violence : a multi-professional approach for health professionals Maidenhead: McGraw Hill & Open University Press.

LIU, D.T.Y. Ed, 2007. Labour ward manual . 4th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

LOBIONDO-WOOD, G. & J. HABER. 2010. Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice . 7th Edition. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby Elsevier.

MAGEE H, ASKHAM.  2008. Women’s Views about Safety in Maternity Care: A qualitative study . London: King’s Fund. Available online from:

PARAHOO, K. 2006. Nursing research: principles, process and issues . 2nd Edition. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

RICHENS, Y. & T, LAVENDER. 2010. Care for pregnant women who are obese . London: Quay Books.

This list was last updated on 20/12/2018