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Module Reading List

Optimising Care, 2021/22, Semester J05
Lucy Flatley
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading  

Baston, H. & H. Durward. 2017. Examination of the Newborn. A Practical Guide. 3rd Edition. London: Routledge. 

Byrom, S & Downe, S (eds) 2015 The roar behind the silence : why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care . Pinter and Martin 

Brathwaite, C. 2020. I am not your baby mother. What it’s like to be a Black british mother. Quercus   

Bowling, A. 2014. Research methods in health: Investigating health and health services. 4th Edition, Maidenhead: GB, McGraw Hill; Open University Press, 536pp. 

Coad, & Dunstall, M. (2011). Anatomy and physiology for midwives (Third edition.). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.   

Cottrell. (2019). The study skills handbook (Fifth edition.). Macmillan International Higher Education/Red Globe Press. 

Cottrell. (2007). The exam skills handbook : achieving peak performance. Palgrave Macmillan. 

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

Rankin,J. 2017. Physiology in Childbearing. 4th Edition. London. Elsevier.   

Scotland, M. 2015. Why perinatal depression matters. Pinter and Martin.  

Leap, N. and Hunter, B. 2016.  Supporting women for labour and birth : a thoughtful guide. Routledge 

Lomax, A. 2021. Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3rd Edition. WILEY Blackwell.    

 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2014. Intrapartum Care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. NICE. Available from 

Macdonald, S and J, and Johnson,G. Ed. 2017. Mayes' Midwifery 15th Edition. London. Edinburgh: Elsevier.   

Marshall, J.E. and Raynor, M.D. Eds. 2020 Myles textbook for Midwives.17th edition. Oxford: Churchill Livingstone  

Jacobson, K. Introduction to Health Research Methods: A practical guide. 2021. Burlington: Jones and Bartlett. 

Davey, L and Houghton, D. 2020. The midwife's pocket formulary  .4th ed.London: Elsevier. 

Walsh, & Downe, S. (2010). Essential midwifery practice. Intrapartum care. Blackwell. 

Wylie, L. & Brice, H. 2016. The midwives' guide to key medical conditions: pregnancy and childbirth. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.  


 Recommended reading 

 Steen,M. (Ed). 2012. Supporting women to give birth at home : a practical guide for midwives. London: Routledge & Taylor and Francis. 

Taylor, B.J., 2006. Reflective practice: a guide for nurses and midwives. 2nd Ed., Maidenhead. Open University Press. 

Kirkham. (2010). The midwife-mother relationship (Second edition.). Palgrave Macmillan. 

Hill M., .2019. Give Birth like a Feminist: Your body. Your baby. Your choicesLondon. Harper Collins  

Rayner, M., Marshall, J. and Sullivan, A.  2005. Decision making in midwifery practice London: Churchill Livingstone. 

This list was last updated on 08/03/2022