The History of Nurse Midwives and Perinatal Care in the United States Virgin Islands

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147159
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Presentation
Title:
The History of Nurse Midwives and Perinatal Care in the United States Virgin Islands
Abstract:
The History of Nurse Midwives and Perinatal Care in the United States Virgin Islands
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Cooksey-James, Tawna, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Post-Doctorate Research Fellow
[Clinical session research presentation] On the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the United States Virgins Islands, local nurses were sent off-island to be trained as certified nurse midwives (CNMs) from 1917-1934. The establishment of these midwives and the ensuing positive perinatal outcomes began with the purchase of the Virgin Islands by the United States and the focus on public health issues by a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. From an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 320 in 1917 to 9.0 in 2001, this historical study chronicles the continued strengths amidst changing roles of the islands' midwives. Data for this study was collected from written documents and oral histories. A critical analysis of the midwifery activities ascertains their direct contribution to improved perinatal outcomes. This research relays stories of the islands' first midwives in 1917 to midwives in the 1990s and provides a valuable lesson for all practicing nurses on what dedicated nurse midwives with few resources can accomplish. Acknowledgement to Gustave Connell and Patricia Rollo of St. Thomas, USVI, for their valued contribution to this history of nurse midwives. This study was partially funded by the Edward A. Dauer Scholarship Award and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Federal Nurse Traineeship Fund as implemented by the University of Miami, School of Nursing, Coral Gables, Florida.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe History of Nurse Midwives and Perinatal Care in the United States Virgin Islandsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147159-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The History of Nurse Midwives and Perinatal Care in the United States Virgin Islands</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooksey-James, Tawna, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post-Doctorate Research Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tawna-cooksey-james@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] On the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the United States Virgins Islands, local nurses were sent off-island to be trained as certified nurse midwives (CNMs) from 1917-1934. The establishment of these midwives and the ensuing positive perinatal outcomes began with the purchase of the Virgin Islands by the United States and the focus on public health issues by a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. From an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 320 in 1917 to 9.0 in 2001, this historical study chronicles the continued strengths amidst changing roles of the islands' midwives. Data for this study was collected from written documents and oral histories. A critical analysis of the midwifery activities ascertains their direct contribution to improved perinatal outcomes. This research relays stories of the islands' first midwives in 1917 to midwives in the 1990s and provides a valuable lesson for all practicing nurses on what dedicated nurse midwives with few resources can accomplish. Acknowledgement to Gustave Connell and Patricia Rollo of St. Thomas, USVI, for their valued contribution to this history of nurse midwives. This study was partially funded by the Edward A. Dauer Scholarship Award and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Federal Nurse Traineeship Fund as implemented by the University of Miami, School of Nursing, Coral Gables, Florida.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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