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Public health role of the midwife essay, ideas needed please

Discussion in 'Assignments, Dissertations & Exams (Midwifery)' started by lazy moo, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. lazy moo

    lazy moo New Member

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    Got a 2000 word essay on the public health role of the midwife that I need to be making a start on soon and im going round in circles trying to think of something to base it on. We have to pick one area, not just do it as a broad topic. Everyone else seems to be sorted with what they're going to do and im starting to panic :sweatdrop:(which isnt helping!) So I would be very grateful for any suggestions that anyone has got, I need to pick something that I'l be able to find plenty of info on and I'd really like something quite original. Dont want much do I!:helpsmilie:
     
  2. Midwifemissy

    Midwifemissy Guest

    Hi Lazymoo,

    I have a couple of suggestions that might be helpful to you, although not sure if they are what you are looking for.

    Sex education and teenage pregnancy, should be plenty of info on that.

    Breast feeding support.

    Smoking cessation.

    I have got a book called Midwifery in Public Health which is really good, you may be able to get it from your library.

    Good luck, and if I can do anything to help, just let me know.

    Pauline
     
  3. lazy moo

    lazy moo New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions midwifemissy, is that book the Padraigh (or however you spell it) one? I think I'v seen it on amazon and was going to get it. Forgot to say that they would like us to base it if possible to public health issues in our trust areas, but im sure that your suggestions would be relevant in all areas so thanks for that I'l look into them. :cheers2:
     
  4. Midwifemissy

    Midwifemissy Guest

    Your very welcome, glad it was helpful.

    Yes, that is the same book, I went a bit mad when I first started the course and bought quite a few books, but at least I don't have to keep everything crossed that no one requests them from the uni library just when I need them :yes:

    Good luck with your assignment, hope you find everything you need for it. It is a nightmare trying to find all the information isn't it?
     
  5. julie

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    I would like to know what the role of the midwife is as i have an essay time question in my interview
     
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    Hi lazy moo.. how did you get on? I have a presentation on this topic next semester.. just trying to get my head into it!! x x
     
  7. otuonyie

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    Thanks for your concern I love to keep in touch, at the moment my hands are really full with my course work, however, I wish to ask if any of you could help me to come off exam's fears?
     
  8. Mkunga

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    OBESITY

    Has massive public health implications for the midwife - you can link in the CEMACH/CEMACE reports - which state that thromboembolism and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia are the biggest cause of maternal death, which are inextricably linked with obesity (obese = higher risk of thromboembolism, pre-eclampsia, diabetes etc etc).

    There are also issues surrounding midwives' care of women - difficulty finding FH, bigger equipment needed, extra scans for fetal wellbeing etc.
    There are psychological issues for obese pregnant women too - many people don't recognise that these women are pregnant, which can be heartbreaking for these women. There is also prejudice and stigma involved.

    You could even look at how midwives can use their public health "muscle" in tackling obesity - there is a clinic up in Humberside (I think) called the monday clinic, which is really innovative in supporting women with obesity. If you'd like some more information, PM me and I can send you some more.

    Obesity is really interesting (I think so anyway) and is brilliant looking at it from the perspective of "what can we, as midwives do to help".
     
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    teenage pregnancy is a good one to do - there's loads of stuff around this. domestic violence is a good one too - i did one of my reflective public health accounts on this.
     
  10. winegums

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    I have to do a mini essay on the midwife and public health for my interview, but im struggling to find sources for it, as the library at college and the one in town doesnt have no books on midwives, i have a few journals but not enough to help me with my essay any ideas?! :) xxx
     
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