The Roar Behind the Silence Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-11-07
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd
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For many years there has been growing concern about the culture of fear that is penetrating maternity services throughout the world, and that the fear felt by maternity care workers is directly and indirectly being transferred to the women and families they serve.

The Roar Behind the Silence provides information, inspiration and practical suggestions to support maternity care workers, policy makers, and maternity care funders across the world in their quest to deliver sensitive, compassionate and high quality maternity services.

Author Biography

Sheena Byrom has been a midwife since the 1970s, working in hospitals, birth centres and homes, and later becoming a consultant midwife and head of midwifery. She writes and lectures regularly on midwifery topics, chairs the Royal College of Midwives campaign for normal birth, and is a trustee of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and a patron of

Professor Soo Downe has worked as a clinical midwife for 15 years. Her research focus is the nature of, and cultures around, normal birth. She introduced the concepts of salutogenesis and complexity into midwifery in her edited book on normal childbirth in 2004. She is a member of the steering group for the recent Lancet Series on Midwifery, and of the WHO Technical Working Group on antenatal guidelines.

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