This new edition outlines how sustainability can be incorporated into midwifery practice, education and research. It has been thoroughly revised to include new models of sustainable midwifery practice and new chapters on rural midwives and rural communities, social justice, and compassion.
Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environments. Divided into three parts, the book discusses:
- The politics of midwifery and sustainability
- Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice
- Supporting an ecological approach to parenting.
Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth is a vital read for all midwives and midwifery students interested in sustainable practice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|68 pages
The politics of midwifery and sustainability
part II|115 pages
Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice
part III|86 pages
Supporting sustainable parenting