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The Resource A history of midwifery in the United States : the midwife said fear not, Helen Varney, Joyce Beebe Thompson

A history of midwifery in the United States : the midwife said fear not, Helen Varney, Joyce Beebe Thompson

Label
A history of midwifery in the United States : the midwife said fear not
Title
A history of midwifery in the United States
Title remainder
the midwife said fear not
Statement of responsibility
Helen Varney, Joyce Beebe Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written by two of the profession's most prominent midwifery leaders, this authoritative history of midwifery in the United States, from the 1600s to the present, is distinguished by its vast breadth and depth. The book spans the historical evolution of midwives as respected, autonomous health care workers and midwifery as a profession, and considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities for this discipline as enduring motifs throughout the text. It surveys the roots of midwifery, the beginnings of professional practice, the founding of educational institutions and professional organizations, and entry pathways into the profession. Woven throughout the text are such themes as the close link between midwives and the communities in which they live, their view of pregnancy and birth as normal life events, their efforts to promote health and prevent illness, and their dedication to serving women wherever they may be and in whatever health condition and circumstances they may be in. The text examines the threats to midwifery past and present, such as the increasing medicalization of childbearing care, midwifery's lack of a common identity based on education and practice standards, the inconsistencies in its legal recognition as a profession, and reimbursement issues for midwifery practice. Illustrations and historical photos depict the many facets of midwifery, and engaging stories provide cultural and spiritual context. This is a "must-have" for all midwives, historians, professional and educational institutions, and all those who share a passion for the history of midwifery and women." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varney, Helen
Dewey number
618.200973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG950
LC item number
.V369 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 A-784
  • WQ 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Joyce Beebe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwifery
  • Midwives
  • Midwifery
  • Nurse Midwives
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • United States
  • Midwifery
  • Midwives
  • United States
  • Geburt
  • Geburtshilfe
  • Schwangerschaft
Label
A history of midwifery in the United States : the midwife said fear not, Helen Varney, Joyce Beebe Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early voices of midwives -- Silencing the early voices of midwives: 1600s-1800s -- Silencing the early voices of midwives (late 1800s-early 1900s) -- Silencing the early voices of midwives (late 1910s-mid-1940s) -- Nursing roots -- The nurse-midwife starts practicing (1920s-early 1950s) -- Early education for nurse-midwives (1920s-1954) -- Resurgence of community midwives -- Early education pathways for community and lay midwives (1970s and 1980s) -- The American College of Nurse-Midwives -- Midwives Alliance of North America -- National Association of Certified Professional Midwives -- Nurse-midwifery practice (1950s-1980s) -- Nurse-midwifery education (1955-1980s) -- Direct-entry midwifery education -- Credentialing of midwives -- Federal legislation affecting midwifery practice -- Midwives with women and childbearing families -- Midwives (CNMs) with physicians -- Midwives (CNMs) with nurses and nursing -- Midwives with midwives : United States -- Midwives with midwives : international
Control code
ocn915153121
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 495 pages
Isbn
9780826125378
Lccn
2015028868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826125378
  • (OCoLC)915153121
Label
A history of midwifery in the United States : the midwife said fear not, Helen Varney, Joyce Beebe Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early voices of midwives -- Silencing the early voices of midwives: 1600s-1800s -- Silencing the early voices of midwives (late 1800s-early 1900s) -- Silencing the early voices of midwives (late 1910s-mid-1940s) -- Nursing roots -- The nurse-midwife starts practicing (1920s-early 1950s) -- Early education for nurse-midwives (1920s-1954) -- Resurgence of community midwives -- Early education pathways for community and lay midwives (1970s and 1980s) -- The American College of Nurse-Midwives -- Midwives Alliance of North America -- National Association of Certified Professional Midwives -- Nurse-midwifery practice (1950s-1980s) -- Nurse-midwifery education (1955-1980s) -- Direct-entry midwifery education -- Credentialing of midwives -- Federal legislation affecting midwifery practice -- Midwives with women and childbearing families -- Midwives (CNMs) with physicians -- Midwives (CNMs) with nurses and nursing -- Midwives with midwives : United States -- Midwives with midwives : international
Control code
ocn915153121
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 495 pages
Isbn
9780826125378
Lccn
2015028868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826125378
  • (OCoLC)915153121

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