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 well-known midwifery leaders, this authoritative historical past of midwifery within the usa, from the 1600s to the current, is exclusive by way of its substantial breadth and intensity. The publication spans the historic evolution of midwives as revered, self sufficient future health care employees and midwifery as a career, 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 issues because the shut hyperlink among midwives and the groups within which they dwell, their view of being pregnant and beginning as common lifestyles occasions, their efforts to advertise overall healthiness and stop affliction, and their commitment to being with ladies anyplace they are and in no matter what healthiness and situations they're in.

The textual content examines the threats to midwifery previous and current, similar to the expanding medicalization of childbearing care, midwiferyís loss of a typical id in accordance with schooling and perform criteria, the combination of felony attractiveness, and repayment matters for midwifery perform. Illustrations and old pictures depict the numerous points of midwifery, and interesting tales supply cultural and non secular content material. this can be a ìmust-haveî for all midwives, historians, expert and academic associations, and all those that percentage a keenness for the heritage of midwifery and women.

Key Features:

  • Encompasses the main authoritative and accomplished details to be had in regards to the background of midwifery within the usa

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

  • Illustrated with historic pictures and drawings

  • contains enticing tales full of cultural and religious content material, introductory prices to every bankruptcy, and abundant bankruptcy notes

  • Written via preeminent leaders within the box of midwifery

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