From the Back Cover
The title registered midwife is a protected title in law. This means it can only be used by a person who is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century explores the fundamental aspects of midwifery practice based on the NMC′s standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education, and guides the reader through the journey of becoming a registered midwife. Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century is a contemporary text reflecting current midwifery practice. It will enable students to understand fundamental aspects of clinical practice in order to provide safe and effective care to women and their families in various situations and settings. It will help the reader develop their caring skills with a sound knowledge base, which will underpin the delivery of care– preparing them for registration with the NMC. This text is: Written by midwives for student midwives and those who intend to undertake a programme of study leading to registration as a midwife Accessible and interactive with case studies and activities throughout, enabling the reader to link theory to practice. Applicable to a number of care settings– ie hospital, birth centre, community and independent midwifery practice. This text will be invaluable to all midwifery students, health care assistants, those undertaking NVQ level of study, or anyone who intends to undertake a programme of study leading to registration as a midwife.
About the Author
Cathy Hamilton BSc(Hons), MSc, RGN, RM, PGDip, PGCert is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and Supervisor of Midwives. In 2004 Cathy undertook the preparation for supervisors programme and has joined the team supervisors of midwives at West Herts NHS Trust. Ian Peate BEd (Hons), MA (Lond), EN(G), RGN DipN (Lond), RNT, LLM is Associate Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Hertfordshire. Ian′s key areas of interest are nursing practice and theory, sexual health and HIV/AIDS. His portfolio centrs on recruitment and marketing and professional academic development with the school of Nursing and Midwifery.