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Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary Paperback – 22 Feb 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Bailliere Tindall; 11th Revised edition edition (22 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702028843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702028847
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 9.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Denise Tiran MSc RM RGN ADM PGCEA, a practising midwife, university lecturer, complementary practitioner and author, is an internationally-renowned authority on maternity complementary medicine. She is founder and Educational Director for Expectancy, an advice, information and educational consultancy on the safe use of complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. Expectancy was the 2010 winner of the "Outstanding Contribution" category in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) award for its unique provision of educational and clinical services on maternity-related complementary therapies. Expectancy is actively campaigning for the subject of "complementary therapies and natural remedies" to be introduced into midwifery education as a compulsory element so that midwives of the future are able to advise women about safety and appropriate use during pregnancy and childbirth.

Previously, as Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London, Denise developed one of the UK's first practice-based degree programmes on complementary medicine; she continues teaching there and at other universities as a Visiting Lecturer. Her research activities have included an exploration of complementary therapies for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy; a study investigating the potential of reflexology to predict stages of the menstrual cycle; and a Department of Health-funded project investigating continuing professional development amongst complementary medicine practitioners. She has also acted as a research consultant to the University of Canterbury Christchurch, Kent, contributing to an investigation into midwives' and nurses' use of an evidence-base when incorporating complementary therapies into their practice.

In her clinical practice, Denise combines several complementary therapies with normal maternity care, including reflex zone therapy, aromatherapy, herbal, homeopathic and Bach flower remedies, moxibustion (for breech presentation), acupressure, nutrition and sexual counselling. She specialises in treating pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, and has treated over 6000 mothers with this debilitating condition. Her unique complementary therapies NHS antenatal clinic at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, southeast London (1994-2004), developed as part of her university work, was "highly commended" in the 2001 Prince of Wales' Awards for Healthcare in London and gained an international reputation as an example of complementary medicine integrated within conventional maternity care.

Denise has written ten professional textbooks, including "Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth" (2010) and Clinical Reflexology: Advancing Practice (2010, 2nd edition), over 75 journal papers and three books for expectant mothers. She has edited the last four editions of the world-famous Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary, the most recent published in 2012, and has contributed chapters on complementary medicine in several seminal midwifery, gynaecology and obstetric textbooks. She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice journal, and has previously written a health column in the Daily Express newspaper, has been an advisor to Pregnancy and Birth magazine and has featured on several television and radio programmes.

Denise is a frequent conference speaker, has assisted in the implementation of complementary medicine in obstetrics and gynaecology in Hong Kong, and regularly teaches and assesses midwives, obstetricians and therapists in Japan and elsewhere overseas. Denise is consulted by the Royal Colleges of Midwives (RCM) and of Nursing on issues relating to complementary medicine in pregnancy, and has revised the RCM's position paper and guidelines for midwives on complementary therapies. She has advised the Local Supervising Authority midwifery officers in England on the development of supervisory guidelines for midwives, and is an advisor on maternity complementary therapy issues to the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).

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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
This dictionary is a must have for every midwife! Whether you are a student or a fully qualified midwife, this dictionary is SUPERB! It contains up to date definitions and explanations of all things related to midwifery, and there is even a section at the back of the dictionary containing a whole heap of useful information that is used in everyday practice. This section includes the Bishops score, the normal pregnant blood values, the obstetric instruments used for any midwifery related procedure, graphs for bilirubin levels and much much more! Honestly, the list of things that they have included in this book is endless! They have even made it a reasonable size so that it is small enough to fit in the bag along with all the other gadgets that we have to carry around (any fellow midwives out there will know what I mean!!) This book is a must have-well worth buying.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Burgess on 20 May 2008
Format: Paperback
Having never seen any other edition of the Midwives Dictionary, I have nothing to compare this to. This has all the terms that you are ever likely to come across in a midwifery situation and some definitions come with diagrams, which help to back up the definition.

There are also appendices at the back with various charts and diagrams.

This is a great reference guide that fits nicely in your pocket and good when you need to know something in a hurry.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Captain on 8 Mar. 2004
Format: Paperback
I will be a student midwife as of june 2004 and have already bought this book. It is easy to use and understand and is a must for all midwives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fiona on 3 Jan. 2012
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I bought this for myself before starting my midwifery training and I have to say it has been very useful so far. It is small enough to fit in the pocket of my tunic when I'm on placement so I always carry it with me incase I come across anything I haven't heard of before so I can look up what it is, or if I'm not sure on the spelling of a word to write in a patients notes. I would recommend buying this for someone who is already in training or who is about to start training, they will thank you for it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By emily on 8 Oct. 2010
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I am currently on an acces to H.E course and will soon be applying to university. I ordered this to help with my understanding of the medical jargon and to give me a head start once in training. I think it is a great buy and it's size means you ca carry it with you at all times...very handy. Especially on placements.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By happy on 9 Oct. 2010
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I bought this dictionary for my daughter who has just begun a midwifery course. She has found it invaluable, clear and concise with good illustrations. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By j on 26 Oct. 2011
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ideal for midwifery students, great little dictionary covering all the terms you need. good format, and small enough to pop in a bag
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Lancaster on 24 Nov. 2009
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This book is fantastic and pocket sized so easy to whip out in lessons or quizzes to help you remember what that word ment again?! it also has conversion chart, immunisations,financial benefits for pregnant women, obstetrics instruments etc. Will also fit into your tunic when on placement!!
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