Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Change

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Robbie Davis-Floyd, Christine Barbara Johnson
Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - Medical - 576 pages
Providing insights into midwifery, a team of reputable contributors describe the development of nurse- and direct-entry midwifery in the United States, including the creation of two new direct-entry certifications, the Certified Midwife and the Certified Professional Midwife, and examine the history, purposes, complexities, and the political strife that has characterized the evolution of midwifery in America.
Including detailed case studies, the book looks at the efforts of direct-entry midwives to achieve legalization and licensure in seven states: New York, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado, and Massachusetts with varying degrees of success.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Developing DirectEntry Midwifery in the United States
27
StateBased Studies in the Legislation of DirectEntry Midwifery
205
Core Issues in Mainstreaming Midwives
411
Contributors
541
Index
547
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