Pain Management in Childbearing: Key Issues in Management

Author: Margaret Yerby

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  • ISBN: 9780702022999
  • Author: Margaret Yerby
  • Publ Date: 2000-01-12
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 224
  • Imprint: BAILLIERE TINDALL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6760

Table of Contents :

Pain Relief: Past and Present * Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) * Physiology of Labour Pain * The Psychology of Pain in Normal * Labour * Socio-cultural Aspects of Pain * Relief of Pain and Discomfort in Labour - A Moral and Legal Perspective * Alternative Therapies for Pain Relief * Pharmacological Methods of Pain Relief * Post Natal Pain * Fetal Pain * Neonatal Pain and Its Management

Description:

This book provides a broad review of the many aspects of pain associated with childbearing. Specialist midwifery contributors deal with a key issue in their field of expertise, enabling the reader to become more effective when working with women in childbirth. Key topics include: the physiology of pain applied to childbirth, antenatal and postnatal pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological views on pain relief, psychology of pain relief, fetal and neonatal pain, sociological and historical views. As a resource and broad guide to the management of pain in childbearing, this book is a valuable resource for both professional and student midwives. Features: * Written by specialists in each specific field * Detailed references provide scope for further reading * Psychology of pain relief covered specifically from the midwifery perspective

Review:

"Reading this well written book will encourage and challenge midwives to think about how they assist women to view pain as not just a negative experience ." "Debra Bick, Research Fellow in Midwifery, University of Birmingham," MIDIRS Midwifery Digest Vol 1, Issue 1, March 2001


 

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