Myles Textbook for Midwives 16th Edition PDF
It is a great privilege to have been approached by Elsevier to undertake the editorship of the sixteenth edition of Myles Textbook for Midwives. It is over 60 years since the Scottish midwife Margaret Myles wrote the first edition and this book remains highly regarded as the seminal text for student midwives and practising midwives alike throughout the world. Over the ensuing decades, many changes have taken place in the education and training of future midwives alongside increasing demands and complexities associated with the health and wellbeing of childbearing women, their babies and families within a global context. Furthermore, the development of evidence-based practice and advances in technology have also contributed to major reviews of how undergraduate midwifery curricula are delivered to ensure that today’s graduate midwives are able to rise to the many challenges of the midwife’s multi-faceted role: being fit for both practice and purpose. It is with these issues in mind that the sixteenth edition of Myles has been developed as, without a doubt, women expect midwives to provide safe and competent care that is tailored to their individual needs, with a professional and compassionate attitude. The content and format of this edition of Myles has been developed in response to the collated views from students and midwives regarding the fifteenth edition.
Midwifery practice clearly should always be informed by the best possible up-to-date evidence and, whilst it is acknowledged that it is impossible to expect any new text to contain the most contemporary of research and systematic reviews, this edition provides the reader with annotated further reading and appropriate websites in addition to comprehensive reference lists. There has been a major revision of chapters, which have been streamlined and structured into reflect similar themes and content. Throughout its history, Myles Textbook for Midwives has always included clear and comprehensible illustrations to compliment the text. In this sixteenth edition, full colour has been used throughout the book, and new diagrams have been added where appropriate.