Supplier to Physiotherapists, General Public, the NHS & Armed Forces
Mothers and Midwives

Mothers and Midwives

Not rated yet
A framework of ethics specific to midwifery and derived from midwifery practice that takes ethical discourse beyond current literature, proposing strategies for ethical practice based on findings arising out of the profession itself.
24   – Reward points
Availability: MD - Manufactured on demand
    • 10% off
    £26.99, save £2.70
  • £24.29
  • Shipping info

    Our publishing partner, Elsevier, maintains a flat fee for shipping. Books are delivered in the UK via DHL and will require a signature upon delivery.

    The standard delivery time within the UK is 2 working days from the date of invoice.

    Manufactured on demand titles take an extra 3-5 working days.

    At this time we only ship Elsevier book orders to addresses within the UK.

    Brexit: We have been informed that some couriers are now charging additional fees for importing from the UK into the EU. The customer is responsible for the payment of any import duties that are in addition to the shipping costs already charged.

  • Payment methods


Glossary of terms and context of analysis
Glossary of terms
Context of the analysis
CHAPTER 1: The need for a midwifery ethic of practice
The metaphor
Looking for the pool of ethics: a personal journey
Ways of seeing: ways of acting

The social construction of our world
The nature of 'practice'
CHAPTER 2: On the sealed highway - mainstream ethics, medicalisation and midwifery
The nature of midwifery practice
The influence of moral philosophy, and nursing ethics

Moral philosophy and mainstream ethical frameworks available to midwives
Why midwives would be turning to mainstream ethical frameworks
CHAPTER 3: The false trail - a critique of bioethics and the problem-solving approach for midwifery ethics
Bioethics - its development and critics (the pool of ethics)

Casuistry and context
Quandary or dilemma-based ethics
A critique of the normative, dilemmic/problem-solving approach of bioethics for midwifery
When the situation is stripped of context
When the subject is depersonalised
The abstract nature of principles
What is ethically 'good'?
Prior ethical practice , character, virtues and relationships
CHAPTER 4: Midwifery's detour through nursing ethics - a critique of professional codes and influences that shape the midwifery ethics discourse
Traditions of a professional practice, institutionalisation, and application of a code
a critique of ethical codes

Perceived strengths of codes
Perceived weaknesses of codes
How ethical discourse in midwifery is shaped
Educational curricula and their ethical orientation
The workplace setting and institutional influence
Text books, journals and conference presentations: their ethical orientation
CHAPTER 5: Off the beaten track - feminist virtue ethics and midwifery
Values and assumptions of feminist theory - epistemology and ontology
A feminist approach to ethics in midwifery

Virtue Ethics - context, character and relationship
Narratives, identity and traditions
The public and private
Normal/Abnormal - The impact of linguistics
Metaphors in childbirth reveal practice orientation
CHAPTER 6: A conducted tour or independent travel? examining underlying assumptions and values
Owners of the original knowledge

Profiles of those women telling their experiences
The informant-researcher relationship
Constructing consensual meanings
Mothers' and midwives' shared values
Power in relationships
Power 'over' - exploitative, manipulative
Power 'for' - nutritive
Power 'with' - integrative
CHAPTER 7: Facing obstacles along the way - mothers' and midwives' narratives of unethical childbirth practices
Institutional dominance

Lack of self-determination
Fear, Safety, Mortality-Morbidity (negativity of attitude)
Unsupportive of the woman
Procedure-oriented approach; 'system workers'
Values conflict
Workplace/service provider versus personal/professional midwifery ethics
Not valuing individuals
CHAPTER 8: Going to a comfortable place - the ethical voice of mothers and midwives
'Being with' woman

Supporting the woman
Knowing the woman
Woman's comfort: security, 'safe' for the woman
Ways of seeing
Metaphors used by mothers and midwives
Personal transformation
CHAPTER 9: Checking our course - values and philosophical foundations of the midwifery profession
The philosophy and theory behind midwifery practice

Ways of knowing: midwifery's epistemology
Ethical theories and principles 'incorporated'
Ways of seeing and construction: orientation
Practitioner definitions of midwifery practice
Practitioner identified philosophy of midwifery practice: values and beliefs
CHAPTER 10: Plotting our practice - values and philosophical foundations of the birthing environment
The power of language

Birth language
A concept analysis of normal labour
Practice decisions and conflict between work place and personal/professional ethics
The midwifery relationship

CHAPTER 11: The discourse of other travellers - literature on women's experiences
The birth: women's experiences
The midwife's approach: women's experiences

CHAPTER 12: Mapping a new ethic for midwives - from 'practice estate' to the pool and back, now a return journey travelled in tandem
The ethic of engagement - a midwifery ethic

The nature of engagement in ethical responses and relationships
The centrality of concepts which emerged from real life experience and literature, in an ethic of midwifery
Implications for practice and recommendations
    • SKU
    • UPC/ISBN
    • Stock Last Checked
      Jan 23, 2022
  • Manufacturer
  • Publication Date
    Nov 7, 2003

Your Elsevier book orders are actioned within 48hrs during the working week. If any one item in your purchase is delayed we will send you what is in stock and will send on the remainder as soon as it arrives. This is provided at no additional shipping cost to you. Stock availability levels are updated on a daily basis.  We ship directly from a UK warehouse.

Shipping Costs

We currently maintain a flat fee structure for shipping book titles from Elsevier. Buy as many Elsevier titles as you like the we will still charge you the same single item shipping fee.

Overview Delivery Methods

Books are delivered in the UK via DHL and will require a signature upon delivery.

Deliveries within the UK

  • The standard delivery time within the UK is 2 working days from the date of invoice.
  • Print on demand titles take 3-5 working days.

Where is my order? Order Tracking

To find out more information about your order, select from the relevant options below:

Deliveries to the UK and UK shippers

Your order should be delivered to you/your shipper within 2-3 working days.

To track any deliveries using DPD, click here.

If your order is for a print on demand title, your delivery time will be longer, please allow an extra 3-5 working days.

Customer reviews
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
Please sign in to add review

We accept the following payment methods: