Midwifery policy

Midwifery policy

In praise of midwifery

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Starr
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of choices in childbirth. Shares one woman's home birth experience. 

Midwifery in transition

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


Midwifery update

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Betty Burcher
Edition: 
vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the current state of midwifery in Canada. Seeks to make space for the discussion of the state of midwifery in order to be pro active. Reviews what is happening with midwifery in each province and discusses how to move forward. 

Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

The CMRC’s mandate is to facilitate inter-provincial mobility, to advocate for legislation, regulation, and standards of practice that support access to a high standard of midwifery care across the country, and to provide a forum for Canadian regulators to discuss and take action on issues of mutual concern.

Primary Telephone: 
204-783-4520
Fax Number: 
204-779-1490
Street Address: 
College of Midwives of Manitoba 235 - 500 Portage Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3C 3X1

Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium

Provides information about midwifery in Canada intended for Canadian midwives, international midwives wanting to learn about Canadian midwifery, and the general public.

Allow midwives to participate as full members of the healthcare team

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English
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Paper
Online
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Evidence Boost
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides evidence-based arguments for midwives as safe and effective caregivers for women with low-risk pregnancies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment

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English
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Paper
Online
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National Aboriginal Health Organization, Ajunnginiq Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
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National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The final push: making midwives part of the Nova Scotia health system

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides an overview of the current status of midwifery in Nova Scotia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Collaboration and partnerships for healthy women and infants

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English
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Online
Author: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

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

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