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 via of the professionís so much favorite midwifery leaders, this authoritative historical past of midwifery within the usa, from the 1600s to the current, is unusual via its great breadth and intensity. The ebook spans the historic evolution of midwives as revered, independent health and wellbeing care employees 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 companies, and access pathways into the occupation. Woven during the textual content are such subject matters because the shut hyperlink among midwives and the groups within which they dwell, their view of being pregnant and delivery as basic existence occasions, their efforts to advertise healthiness and forestall affliction, and their commitment to being with girls anywhere they're and in no matter what overall healthiness situation and conditions they're in.

The textual content examines the threats to midwifery prior and current, reminiscent of the expanding medicalization of childbearing care, midwiferyís loss of a typical identification according to schooling and perform criteria, the combination of felony reputation, and compensation concerns for midwifery perform. Illustrations and old pictures depict the numerous elements of midwifery, and interesting 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.

Key Features:

  • Encompasses the main authoritative and accomplished info on hand in regards to the historical past of midwifery within the usa

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

  • Illustrated with old photographs and drawings

  • comprises attractive tales packed with cultural and non secular content material, introductory fees to every bankruptcy, and abundant bankruptcy notes

  • Written through preeminent leaders within the box of midwifery

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