OverviewThe second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence! Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful 'scenarios' to encourage debate and reflection. Special features include: ?Helpful 'jigsaw' approach enables readers explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. effective communication, team working and promotes health. ?Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding current practice ?Chapters designed to be read as a 'standalone' or in succession ?Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines ?Embraces the principles of 'Better Births' The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives - whether qualified or in training - and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.