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Georgetown Faculty Make Significant Contributions to 7th Edition of Varney’s Midwifery Textbook

Varney's Midwifery 7th edition textbook

Varney’s Midwifery, Seventh Edition

(November 14, 2023) — The seventh edition of Varney’s Midwifery, the gold standard textbook for midwifery education, is now published with contributions from numerous Georgetown nurse faculty.

According to the publisher, the latest edition reflects new ACNM Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice published in 2020, including care of transgender individuals and abortion-related care. It also provides updated information on promotion of health equity, new techniques for fetal screening, diagnosis across the lifespan, and chronic conditions in pregnancy.

Many Georgetown University School of Nursing faculty members contributed as chapter authors including: Amanda Boys, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC; Heather Bradford, PhD, CNM, FACNM; Signey Olson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM; Melicia Escobar, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM; Katie DePalma, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM; Debora M Dole, PhD, CNM, FACNM; Esther Ellsworth Bowers, MS, CNM, WHNP-BC; and Melissa Kitzman, MSN, CNM, WHNP.-BC.

“The contributions of our faculty as authors speaks to their caliber and also underscores how our faculty are serving as change agents and leaders in growing a midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner workforce,” says Bradford, assistant program director, NM/WHNP and WHNP programs.

She adds that the textbook has a strong focus on providing evidence-based health equity content and consideration of social determinants of health when providing midwifery care.

New editions of Varney’s Midwifery are published every 3 years.

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