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Sociology for Midwives

Ruth Deery, Elaine Denny, Gayle Letherby · ISBN 9780745662817
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons (UK)
Author(s) Ruth Deery / Elaine Denny / Gayle Letherby
Edition 1
Published 23rd January 2015
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The study of sociology is now an essential part of all midwifery
training, but it can often seem removed from the reality of
midwifery practice. Midwives often ask: what is sociology? Why do I
need sociology to be a midwife? How can sociology help improve my
clinical practice?


This major new textbook answers these important questions and
shows how sociology can inform the practice of midwifery in the
twenty-first century. It provides a comprehensive, jargon-free
introduction to sociology for midwifery students with no prior
knowledge of the subject, as well as practising midwives with
experience of dealing with sociological issues in their daily work.
Although the book assumes little or no previous knowledge of
sociology it provides enough depth to meet the needs of those with
some background in the field. At every stage the links between
sociology and everyday practice are emphasised and explained, using
a wealth of case studies and examples.  The book provides:



  • Clearly defined learning aims and objectives

  • Structured activities and questions for discussion

  • A glossary of key sociological concepts

  • Annotated suggestions for further reading


The editors and contributors have considerable experience
teaching sociology at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate
levels to students from many different disciplines. This book will
be an indispensable teaching aid within midwifery education, and
other relevant health and social care disciplines.

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