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This paper review the roots of the midwifery movement in North America and how it lags generations behind the progress that has been made in other Western countries. Also well presented in this paper is the comparison and review of various Birth Option literature. Such literature addresses how Western attitudes and practices related to birthing have become skewed. Birthing options can make experiences safer, more pleasant, and also more pro-active for the women concerned, in a shift away from the mainstream's institutional and medicalized conditions and procedures. 7.5 pgs. 10 f/c. 9b.
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Filename: 1584 Midwifery.doc
2.1890 Nursing And Midwifery: The Role Of Gender In The Medical Profession.
This paper aims to explore the issue of gender ideology in nursing, and its problems in the medical profession as A. Etzioni described it in 1969, the others being teaching and social work. The idea is that the gender politics that still dominate this predominantly female line of work have hindered the development of nursing which continues to lack power as an occupation. 14 pgs. 40 f/c. 10b.
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Filename: 1890 Nursing and Midwifery.doc
3.1925 Midwifery in the Age of "Risk".
In "Trials of Labour," Burtch (1994) notes how the medical institution has actively worked to ensure that midwifery remain a marginal and suspect approach to the processes of birth. This paper will consider the information Burtch (1994) provides regarding home births, and the relation that this information has with medical constructs of health "risks" for pregnant women. Topics addressed are, a review of the practice, health advantages and health risks. 7.5 pgs. 14 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 1925 Midwifery.doc
4.16289 A Comparison of Midwifery Attitudes and Usage of Labor Pain Relief in the United States and the United Kingdom
This paper examines the attitudes held towards midwifery in the United Kingdom and the United States. Through comparing and contrasting the attitudes held by midwives and the midwifery and medical communities towards the practice of midwifery, this paper demonstrates how there is a distinct difference within the current perceptions of midwifery in these two countries. This paper shows how the United States refuses to accept midwifery, while the United Kingdom has taken large steps to incorporate this practice into formalized child care.