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Challenges of integration: perspectives on the regulation of midwifery in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Examines the integration and legalization of midwifery from various perspectives - consumers, midwives, and other maternity health care providers.

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Published: 2001
Collaboration and partnerships for healthy women and infants

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding collaboration and partnership building for continuity of care for childbearing women.

Published: 2002
The Newfoundland and Labrador midwifery consultation meeting: final report  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/midwiferyReport.pdf

Presents a summary of the discussions at the Newfoundland and Labrador Midwifery Consultation Meeting, which examined the status of midwifery legislation in this province.

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Published: 2003
Solving the maternity care crisis: making way for midwifery's contribution  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifbrief.pdf

Argues that midwives are ideally positioned to meet demands for maternity care. Provides policy recommendations to improve midwifery's contribution.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery: building our contribution to maternity care: proceedings from the Working Symposium, May 1-2, 2002, Vancouver, Britis  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifery-in-canada-building.pdf

Presents the proceedings of a symposium bringing together midwifery practitioners, researchers and policy makers to address professional sustainability and to facilitate further contributions to midwifery care in Canada.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery care: women's experiences, hopes and reflections  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/midwifery-care.pdf

Documents women's experiences with midwifery. Provides recommendations to policy makers regarding the implementation of midwifery.

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Published: 1999
Aboriginal midwifery in Canada: blending traditional and modern forms  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39589
Discusses the revival of Aboriginal midwifery in Canada as new government legislation, political rethinking and historical interest have grown. Describes different iniatives in Quebec, the North, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Report of the task force on the implementation of midwifery in Ontario 1987
Reports and makes recommendations on midwifery care implementation in Ontario, covering the following topics: public protection; reponsiveness; autonomy; integration; credibility; and, government support.
Published: 1987
The final push: making midwives part of the Nova Scotia health system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39485
Provides an overview of the current status of midwifery in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2005
A difficult labour: experiences of registering to be a midwife in British Columbia
Investigates the experiences of the first group of women who applied to register as midwives in British Columbia.
Published: 2001