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By Shirley R. Jones, Rosemary Jenkins(auth.)

The second one version of this winning textual content is a necessary and obtainable advisor to criminal elements of midwifery for all midwife supervisors, midwives, and midwifery scholars. Midwives will locate this e-book offers them with the information and figuring out they require to make experience of the felony ideas that impact their daily paintings and allay their anxieties, encouraging them to increase and enhance their perform adequately and with self assurance.

This re-creation contains new and revised case reviews all through. It additionally includes new sections on NHS responsibility, the Human Rights Act, the information security Act, reproductive applied sciences and disciplinary pathways.

· Relates felony matters to daily midwifery practice
· Written by way of an skilled midwife for midwives
· available, proper and up-to-dateContent:
Chapter 1 The felony Framework (pages 1–24):
Chapter 2 The Statutory career of Midwifery (pages 25–47):
Chapter three The Statutory legislation of Midwifery (pages 48–63):
Chapter four responsibility in the NHS (pages 64–84):
Chapter five Negligence in Midwifery perform (pages 85–112):
Chapter 6 Consent and Refusal (pages 113–130):
Chapter 7 Use and Abuse of data (pages 131–143):
Chapter eight points of legislations relating to replica and baby safeguard (pages 144–160):
Chapter nine points of Employment legislations (pages 161–171):
Chapter 10 software to Midwifery perform (pages 172–196):

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That women should have greater choice in childbirth . that the midwife should be able to practise autonomously in giving care to women with uncomplicated pregnancies . that the duplication of care that existed between midwife, general practitioner and obstetrician should be stopped . that the focus of care should shift to the community. To assist in promoting these messages, the RCM appointed a parliamentary and press officer and began an information campaign. It encouraged its branches to hold meetings before the general election in 1987.

It is this similar effect that is probably responsible for some midwives being confused about the two kinds of suspension. This second type can only be carried out by the manager and is only effective in that particular Trust, as it relates to the midwife's employment. Suspension from duty is with pay and, unless the LSA has also suspended from practice, the midwife could undertake midwifery care in any other Trust in that LSA. It could be short or long term, depending on the circumstances. Suspension from practice, as stated above, must be notified to the NMC, whether related to conduct or health and it is indicated on the Register until such time as investigation and any action are complete.

After the consultation, the UKCC decided to leave the final decision to the incoming NMC, as it would have to work with the decision. The Midwives Rules, as a document, covers the education and registration of prospective midwives, followed by rules to govern practice once a midwife is admitted to the register. These Practice Rules cover the following areas. Rule 36: Notification of Intention to Practise The Rules require midwives to notify appropriate LSAs of their intention to practise within that authority's boundaries.

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