Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Change
Robbie Davis-Floyd, Christine Barbara Johnson
CRC Press, 2006 - Social Science - 559 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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Developing DirectEntry Midwifery in the United States
DIVERGENT HISTORIES AND CONVERGENT TRENDS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIDWIFERY IN NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORK MIDWIFERY PRACTICE ACT OF 1992
THE CREATION OF THE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE1
StateBased Studies in the Legislation of DirectEntry Midwifery
LEGALIZING DIRECTENTRY MIDWIFERY IN FLORIDA
ACHIEVING LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS THROUGH FOCUSING ON FAMILIES SAFETY AND WOMENS RIGHTS
MIDWIFERY IN MASSACHUSETTS
Core Issues in Mainstreaming Midwives
KEEPING THE SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN THE PROFESSIONAL PROJECT
ASSETS OR LIABILITIES?
FRACTURED ARTICULATIONS OR MAGICAL MANDORLAS?1
OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO CARETAKE THE POWER OF BIRTH
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