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The Art and Soul of Midwifery

Creativity in Practice, Education and Research


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. 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. This title is intended for markets outside the United States.

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Key Features

    • 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

Author Information

    By Lorna Davies, BSc(Hons), MA, PGCEA, RN, RM, Lecturer in Midwifery, Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

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The Art and Soul of Midwifery
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 264 Pages
  • Trim Size: 6 1/8 X 9 1/5 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10192-2
  • Copyright: 2007