How does the midwife begin to bridge the divide between technician and nurturer? Midwifery claims to be a profession that combines both art and science, yet it is currently more ‘science’ than ‘art’ This title provides relevant theory and practical tools to enable midwives to begin to bridge this divide and explore alternative ways of thinking and being. The majority of the writers are midwives and midwife teachers who have spent several years exploring these issues in theory and practice, frequently from a unique perspective.
Offers a critical exploration of the use of creative arts in midwifery education and practice
Colour photographs illustrate midwifery-related art
Promotes the potential of the aesthetic to facilitate the transcendental journey from womanhood to motherhood through pregnancy and childbirth
Enables the midwife to become a truly holistic practitioner by exploring alternative ways of thinking and being
By Lorna Davies, BSc(Hons), MA, PGCEA, RN, RM, Lecturer in Midwifery, Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
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