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Fatherhood in Midwifery and Neonatal Practice

There is no similar contemporary text concerned with fatherhood in a neonatal/midwifery context.

  • Facilitates father/infant relationships.

  • Considers an underrepresented group in parenting research.

  • Timely publication, responding to the drive in the UK to engage and involve fathers more extensively in children's lives.

This title provides invaluable support for practitioners promoting the involvement of fathers during childbirth and early parenthood. Filling a huge gap in the market, the book focuses directly on assisting midwives and neonatal nurses to consider the effects of their practice on men's fatherhood experiences. It also ensures that other practitioners meet their professional responsibilities for providing family-centred care. Bringing together a number of interrelated perspectives, this text comprehensively covers all aspects of fatherhood. It presents a detailed yet accessible overview of relevant research, plus key point summaries, case histories and reflective questions, making it highly practical.

About the authors

Dr Merryl Harvey is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University, and also works at Imperial College London as a research nurse to the ePrime study. From 2004-2007 Merryl held the BLISS Neonatal Nurse Research Fellow post at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit based at the University of Oxfoed, and she is currently a member of the MIDIRS Midwifery Digest editorial board.

Dr Kevin Hall is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. Kevin has worked in a number of neonatal units and higher education institutions in a variety of clinical, managerial, educational and combined roles.

ISBN: 9781856424301