By Jenny Fraser on 11 June 2008
The death of Victoria Climbie highlighted serious failings in the child protection system. Jenny Fraser discusses the need for midwives to be aware of possible child abuse and how to react if they think a child may be at risk.
By Denis Walsh and Mary Steen on 04 June 2008
Reader in midwifery Denis Walsh and research fellow in midwifery Mary Steen at the University of Central Lancashire and the RCM examine both the current situation of impersonalised midwifery and the ideal of combining holistic care with evidence-based ...
By Sally Price on 04 June 2008
When the post of consultant midwife was introduced, Sally Price certainly felt it was one for her. She explains how she feels well-placed to fulfill the key requirements of the role and improve joint agency-working.
By Jean Walker on 04 June 2008
In today's culture of blame, it seems there is a constant need to find someone responsible in the case of things going wrong. It is often easier to limit the choices offered to women to those midwives feel most comfortable with, but, as Jean Walker ...
By Rossana Ralston on 04 June 2008
Strong and effective leaders are essential in order to fulfil the government's plans for the NHS. Rossana Ralston explores a number of leadership styles and asserts which of these is best suited to facilitate high-quality, woman-centred ...