A History of Midwifery in the United States: The Midwife by Dr. Joyce E. Thompson DrPH RN CNM FAAN FACNM,Helen, RN, CNM,

By Dr. Joyce E. Thompson DrPH RN CNM FAAN FACNM,Helen, RN, CNM, MSN, DHL (Hon.), FACNM Varney Burst

Written by means of of the professionís such a lot popular midwifery leaders, this authoritative background of midwifery within the usa, from the 1600s to the current, is unusual through its great breadth and intensity. The ebook spans the historic evolution of midwives as revered, independent wellbeing and fitness care staff and midwifery as a occupation, and considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and possibilities for this self-discipline as enduring motifs during the textual content. It surveys the roots of midwifery, the beginnings perform, the founding of academic associations businesses, and access pathways into the occupation. Woven during the textual content are such topics because the shut hyperlink among midwives and the groups during which they dwell, their view of being pregnant and start as basic lifestyles occasions, their efforts to advertise overall healthiness and stop disease, and their commitment to being with girls anywhere they're and in no matter what wellbeing and fitness and conditions they're in.

The textual content examines the threats to midwifery earlier and current, comparable to the expanding medicalization of childbearing care, midwiferyís loss of a standard identification in accordance with schooling and perform criteria, the combo of criminal acceptance, and repayment concerns for midwifery perform. Illustrations and historic photographs depict the numerous features of midwifery, and fascinating tales supply cultural and religious content material. it is a ìmust-haveî for all midwives, historians, specialist and academic associations, and all those that proportion a fondness for the historical past of midwifery and women.

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  • Encompasses the main authoritative and finished info to be had in regards to the heritage of midwifery within the usa

  • Considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and possibilities for midwifery

  • Illustrated with historic photographs and drawings

  • comprises enticing tales jam-packed with cultural and religious content material, introductory fees to every bankruptcy, and abundant bankruptcy notes

  • Written through preeminent leaders within the box of midwifery

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