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Midwifery, 4th Edition

Preparation for Practice: 2 book set
Editors :
Sally Pairman & Sally K. Tracy & Hannah Dahlen & Lesley Dixon

Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice has long been upheld as the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery student ...view more

Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice has long been upheld as the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. Now in its 4th edition, the text presents a global model of midwifery best practice that is supported by a range of examples from the Australian, New Zealand and international midwifery contexts.

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Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice has long been upheld as the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. Now in its 4th edition, the text presents a global model of midwifery best practice that is supported by a range of examples from the Australian, New Zealand and international midwifery contexts.


New to this edition
  • Now available in two volumes for ease of use:
  • Book 1 focuses on the context of midwifery practice
  • Book 2 focuses on midwifery practice
  • New and significantly updated chapters include:
  • man rights in childbirth
  • Midwifery as primary healthcare
  • Birth place and birth space
  • Social and environmental determinants of women’s health
  • Contraception
  • Variations in normal
  • Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM)
  • NEW to the Evolve resources: a suite of 18 videos featuring interviews with midwifery lecturers and students who share inspirational insights, advice, challenges and opportunities for learning
  • Now includes an eBook with all print purchases

  • Key Features

    Visit evolve.elsevier.com for your additional resources

    eBook on VitalSource

    Student and Instructor resources:

    • Suite of videos
    • Image collection
    • PowerPoints
    • Test Bank
    • Review questions with answers
    • Weblinks

    Author Information
    Edited by Sally Pairman, BA, MA, MNZM, DMid, RM, RGON , Chief Executive, International Confederation of Midwives, The Hague, The Netherlands; Sally K. Tracy, BNurs, AdvDipN, MA, DMid, RM, RGON, Professor of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Hannah Dahlen, BN (Hons 1st), GradCert (Mid-Pharm), MCommN,PhD, RN, RM, FACM, Professor of Midwifery and Higher Degree Research Director, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia and Lesley Dixon, BA (Hons), MA(Mid), PhD, RM, RGON, Midwifery Advisor, New Zealand College of Midwives,Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand