This module provides theoretical underpinning that will enable you to promote and protect health and wellbeing in individuals, communities and populations. It will also consider vulnerable groups, mental capacity, ethical considerations and psychological wellbeing at an international, national and regional level.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Explore how communication contributes to the provision of public health, health promotion and well-being information for women and their families
- Explain how the midwife supports families to enable effective decision making and safe practice around infant feeding and parenting
- Discuss the midwife’s role in identifying and responding to women and families with particular social, cultural, wellbeing and mental health needs, including reference to vulnerable groups
- Articulate the importance of working collaboratively with other health professions and external agencies in relation to health and wellbeing
- Identify and apply theories of public health policy, health promotion and health education in relation to maternal and family care at a global, national and regional level, considering the practical implications associated with them
This list is not exhaustive but will include:
Safeguarding individuals, groups and populations
The role of gender across the maternity continuum and societies (role of father/partner as well as that of the wider family unit and community)
Social policy on family
Pregnancy and the age continuum
Perinatal mental health and the impact on the woman, her family and society
Public health/Determinants of health
Ethical and fiscal implications
Public health resources
Models of behaviour change
Vulnerable groups; including but not limited to:
Learning disabilities/physical disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Survivors of sexual abuse
Women in prison
Domestic abuse, honour based violence and forced marriage
People seeking asylum and refugees
Ethnic groups with specific needs
People living in poverty
Female Genital Mutilation
Older family members (elderly care/dementia, challenges of living in multigenerational families settings)
The role and responsibilities of the midwife in relation to:
Values, ethics and truth telling
Capacity and consent
Professional Midwifery Advocate
Patient safety and patient experience
Equality and diversity
Programme threads are linked throughout and include:
Infant feeding principles
Mental health and well-being
Values Based Enquiry Journey
Making every contact count
Continuity of carer
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
A variety of guided learning activities
Collaborative learning resources
Electronic discussion forums
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||30|
|Completion of assessment task||30|
|Wider reading or practice||41.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
NICE (2007) NICE Guidance Behaviour Change . NHS Publication.
Access to the local maternity services for theoretical and skills rehearsal .
NHS England (2019) Saving Babies' Lives Care Bundle Version 2.
Other journals are already available from library.
NHS (2019) The NHS Long Term Plan.
The National Maternity Review (2016) Better Births Improving outcomes of maternity services in England. A Five Year Forward View for maternity care.
Suggested reading will be available for each taught session but students will be expected to select additional, appropriate reading to supplement their learning. .
Department of Health (2010). ) Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England . TSO Publications.
Banwell C, Ulijaszek S and Dixon J (eds) (2013). When culture impacts health . Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Baggott R (2010). Public Health: Policy and Politics . London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mason P and Butler CC (2010). Health Behavior Change; A Guide for Practitioners . Elsevier Limited.
Walker M (2014). Breastfeeding management for the clinician: Using the evidence . Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Powel C (2012). Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors: A Practical guide . Mcgraw-Hill publications.
Coles L and Porter E M (Eds.) (2008). Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners. Oxford: Wiley-Blackewell.
The Marmot Review (2010). Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Strategic Review of health Inequalities in England post 2010. . The Marmot Review.
Watson G and Rodwell S (eds) (2014). Safeguarding and protecting children, young people and families: a guide for nurses and midwives. Sage Publications Ltd.
Egan G (2009). The Skilled Helper . Thomson/Brooks Cole.
Wambach K and Riordan J (2014). Breastfeeding and Human Lactation . Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Naidoo J and Wills J (2009). Foundations for Health Promotion (Public Health and Health Promotion) . Bailliere Tindall.
Larkin M (2009). Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care . Sage books.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Reflection
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External