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A feminist history of Australian midwifery from colonisation until the 1980s

Barclay, Lesley (2008). A feminist history of Australian midwifery from colonisation until the 1980s. Women and Birth,21(1):3-8.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 83393865xPUB37
Title A feminist history of Australian midwifery from colonisation until the 1980s
Author Barclay, Lesley
Journal Name Women and Birth
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1871-5192   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-39649088443
Start Page 3
End Page 8
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper uses a feminist interpretation and secondary sources to describe the history of Australian midwifery from colonisation until the 1980s. There have been too few midwife scholars who have had access to or used primary data collections to describe the role and place of midwives in the colonising community. I draw on a range of biography, medical literature and work by sociologists and economic historians to produce a limited picture of the history of professional midwifery. This helps to explain the position of midwives today and the problematic relationship we often have with medicine.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2007.12.001   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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