Evidence-based Care for Midwives: 2nd edition: “Clinical Effectiveness Made Easy”

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 13 June 2008

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(2008), "Evidence-based Care for Midwives: 2nd edition: “Clinical Effectiveness Made Easy”", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221dae.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Evidence-based Care for Midwives: 2nd edition: “Clinical Effectiveness Made Easy”

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 4

Donna Brayford, Ruth Chambers, Elizabeth Boath and David RogersRadcliffe Publishing2008ISBN-13: 9781846191473 and ISBN 10: 1 84619 147 5

Keywords: Clinical effectiveness, Clinical governance, Evidence-based practice

This highly practical book is written specifically for midwives, having been developed from the best-selling Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy, 4th edition. Requiring no prior knowledge, it provides a straightforward guide to the topics of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance, avoiding jargon but explaining relevant terms in the context of practical midwifery.

The second edition has been completely revised, updated and expanded throughout. It takes midwife readers from the stage of assessing their current position to framing an enquiry, searching for evidence, reviewing published papers, and applying the resulting evidence in practice. It describes implementing clinical governance through the practical application of the various components of a quality midwifery service, with numerous relevant examples. The workbook approach is ideal for students and professional midwives continuing professional development.

Contents include:

  • Asking the right questions.

  • Framing questions and searching for evidence.

  • Appraising the evidence.

  • What clinical governance means and how to put it into practice.

  • Focusing on revalidation – where clinical governance fits.

  • Evaluate newly gained knowledge and skills in clinical effectiveness and clinical governance.