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Women and midwives: position, problems and potential

Barclay, Lesley (2008). Women and midwives: position, problems and potential. Midwifery,24(1):13-21.

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ISI LOC 000254815400003
Title Women and midwives: position, problems and potential
Author Barclay, Lesley
Journal Name Midwifery
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1532-3099   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 13
End Page 21
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier BV
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
Abstract Objective
to describe and analyse birthing models in a number of countries, particularly Samoa and China, that have been the focus of my recent research; to discuss how cultural frameworks, colonisation and ideas of what is ‘modern’ influence the nature, place of birth and its attendant.

Implications for practice
midwives need to reflect on their practice and consider broader health policy and how it affects health systems. They also need to understand the social, economic, historical and cultural context of practice, including the influence of gender inequality and attitudes to women and themselves as midwives.

Keywords Midwifery
Health policy
Gender and inequality
International
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2006.07.003   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes Preprint pages 1-23


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