Search Resources (English): Midwifery

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Midwifery in Canada: directions for research: proceeding from the National Invitational Workshop on Midwifery Research May 9-11-

Reports on conference bringing together researchers interested in midwifery to encourage exchange of ideas and information.

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Published: 2001
Reality, opinion and uncertainty: views on midwifery in BC's health care system

Reports on an observation tour of the Home Birth Demonstration Project Tour of the Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors.

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Published: 1999
Pushing for change: challenges of integrating midwifery into the health care system

Considers the current relationship between midwives, physicians and nurses from both a professional and interpersonal perspective.

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Published: 2000
In transition: nurses respond to midwifery integration

Looks at nurses and their knowledge of midwifery, experiences with midwives, attitudes toward midwifery, and their views of how the current interprofessional situation could be changed.

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Published: 2000
A history of Ontario midwifery
Recounts the origins of midwifery in Ontario.
Published: 1998
Birth by design: pregnancy, maternity care, and midwifery in North America and Europe
Explores the histories of midwifery and obstetrics, the role of state and of social movement in care at birth, the rise of managed care, and the impact of new perinatal technologies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Published: 2001
The new midwifery: reflections on renaissance and regulation
Provides a critical look at women's reproductive health and midwifery.
Published: 1997
Proceedings from The Midwifery Way: a national forum reflecting on the state of midwifery regulation in Canada
Examines past achievements in midwifery care in Canada, and presents considerations of how to ensure that midwifery is supported in continued growth, for midwives and their clients. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
The midwifery option: a Canadian guide to the birth experience
Provides factual guidance as well as beautiful birth stories, all seen through the eyes of the labouring women, the parent in the first days postpartum or the mother invited to support another women in labour.
Published: 2003