Reconceiving Midwifery

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Cecilia Benoit, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Robbie Davis-Floyd
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 335 pages
Midwifery in the developed world is in a state of ferment and change - a phenomenon referred to as the "new midwifery."Reconceiving Midwiferyoffers state-of-the-art analyses of the new midwifery as it is practiced. The authors - social scientists and midwifery practitioners - reflect on regional differences in the emerging profession, providing a systematic account of its historical, local, and international roots, its evolving regulatory status, and the degree to which it has been integrated into health care systems. They also examine the nature of midwifery training, accessibility, and effectiveness across diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups, highlighting the key issues facing the profession before, during, and in the immediate post-integration era in each province.
 

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I look forward to reading this book. I attended Noreen Walker's trial and note that you read the Law Journal on midwidwifery written by law Professor Chris Levy and me, Congratulations! Midwifery in Alberta is now covered by health care. So happy for all of you. Lynne Sears Williams.

Contents

PART ONE CANAD IAN MIDWIFERY IN CONTEXT I
17
Tradition as a Political Symbol in the
46
PART TWO LEGISLATION INTEGRATION
67
The Quebec Experiment
91
Texts and Rulings
150
PART THREE EDUCATING MIDWIVES
167
Reflections on the Ontario
244
How Race
287
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