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Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hannah Dahlen, Bashi Hazard, Virginia Schmied
January 14, 2020

This book investigates why women choose ‘birth outside the system’ and makes connections between women’s right to choose where they birth and violations of human rights within maternity care systems. Choosing to birth at home can force women out of mainstream maternity care, despite research...

Paradoxes in Nurses’ Identity, Culture and Image: The Shadow Side of Nursing

Paradoxes in Nurses’ Identity, Culture and Image: The Shadow Side of Nursing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Margaret McAllister, Donna Lee Brien
September 30, 2019

This book examines some of the more disturbing representations of nurses in popular culture, to understand nursing’s complex identities, challenges and future directions. It critically analyses disquieting representations of nurses who don’t care, who kill, who inspire fear or who do not comply...

A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings

A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings

1st Edition

Carol Cox, Maya Zumstein-Shaha
September 08, 2019

This book provides healthcare professionals with a practice theory for the care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. It explores what patients experience and how healthcare professionals can assist them in dealing with their uncertainty and fear as well as planning for...

Joy at Birth: An Interpretive, Hermeneutic, Phenomenological Inquiry

Joy at Birth: An Interpretive, Hermeneutic, Phenomenological Inquiry

1st Edition

Susan Crowther
September 05, 2019

To be at the birth of a baby is special, yet there is an increasing secularisation and reliance on technology in contemporary maternity care, particularly in the western context. Through exploration of experiences at birth this book explores joy at birth, which is often ignored and overlooked...

Motherhood, Spirituality and Culture

Motherhood, Spirituality and Culture

1st Edition

Noelia Molina
February 28, 2019

Motherhood, Spirituality and Culture explores spiritual skills that may assist women in changes, challenges and transformations undergone through the transition to motherhood. This study comprises rich, qualitative data gathered from interviews with 11 mothers. Results are analysed by constructing...

Pragmatic Children’s Nursing: A Theory for Children and their Childhoods

Pragmatic Children’s Nursing: A Theory for Children and their Childhoods

1st Edition

Duncan C. Randall
June 29, 2017

Pragmatic Children’s Nursing is the first attempt to create a paediatric nursing theory which argues for the importance of giving children living with illness access to a childhood which is, as far as possible, equal to that of their peers. Set in the historical context of the development of...

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