Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0632041459
ISBN-10: 0632041455
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
20 New from $48.40 18 Used from $2.08
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$81.99 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews


“…remarkably well-researched and well-written…a great piece of work and essential reading for all those involved in effecting change within midwifery and obstetrical practice and management” Dr Murray W. Enkin, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

“…should be standard reading for anyone involved with maternity care” AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)

“How helpful to us midwives to have such a well thought out and well researched study of episiotomy. Thank you Ian Graham” Caroline Flint, Former President, Royal College of Midwives

From the Back Cover

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the UK and over 1.5 million women in the US undergo an episiotomy. In many countries, this operation has been adopted as routine and standard obstetrical practice.

This important book, challenges the liberal use of this procedure and provides new insights into the process by which maternity practice changes. As it traces the introduction, routinazation and questioning of episiotomy in the US and the UK, it identifies and explores the medical and non-medical factors responsible for changing obstetrics and midwifery thinking and the use of this procedure. The book suggests practical ways for practitioners to bring about evidence-based change in midwifery practice.

Key features of the book:

  • presents a cross-national case study of episiotomy

  • challenges the tradition of routine intervention

  • brings together international statistics into one source

  • offers practical suggestions for effecting change

  • promotes evidence-based practice

The book is written by Ian D. Graham PhD, Medical Sociologist at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Civic Hospital Loeb research Institute, Canada, with a contribution from Barbara Davies RN, PhD (cand), Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions
This item: Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions
Price: $81.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com