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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149381
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Midwives – all kinds
Abstract:
Midwives – all kinds
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Jacobson, Grace, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Idaho State University
Title:Associate Professor
Today there are about six billion people in our world, with 10 billion by 2010! Infant mortality has decreased by 50% in developed countries over the last 30 years – but mortality is four times higher in some third world countries. Children in the Sahara face a 90% death rate . . . how horrible to nurture, birth, then bury your child within a few years’ span. The purpose of this research was to examine the birthing attendants, procedures and settings available to supplement the formal delivery system of Western medicine. The historical development of midwifery, with the split into a professional nurse branch and an increasingly well-educated lay branch, is unique. Both branches can be complementary to obstetrician care. Review of literature from around the world was garnered through anthropology, sociology, nursing and medical journals. Personal interviews, as well as observations in countries providing birth care ranging from indigenous to Western, helped provide a broad perspective for integrating a variety of views pertinent to child bearing. Current practices with those unique attributes which bind midwife and gravid mother, provide a picture of care available today, and indicate realistic solutions to better meet current and forecast needs of the child bearing family. All countries, and cultures, evolve in different ways at differing paces. Knowledge of a variety of birthing customs and of caretakers can help develop sensitive, supportive care which is financially equitable and available to all births. Wellborn babies become stronger children, the legacy and the future of every country.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMidwives – all kindsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149381-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Midwives &ndash; all kinds</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jacobson, Grace, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Idaho State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jacograc@isu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Today there are about six billion people in our world, with 10 billion by 2010! Infant mortality has decreased by 50% in developed countries over the last 30 years &ndash; but mortality is four times higher in some third world countries. Children in the Sahara face a 90% death rate . . . how horrible to nurture, birth, then bury your child within a few years&rsquo; span. The purpose of this research was to examine the birthing attendants, procedures and settings available to supplement the formal delivery system of Western medicine. The historical development of midwifery, with the split into a professional nurse branch and an increasingly well-educated lay branch, is unique. Both branches can be complementary to obstetrician care. Review of literature from around the world was garnered through anthropology, sociology, nursing and medical journals. Personal interviews, as well as observations in countries providing birth care ranging from indigenous to Western, helped provide a broad perspective for integrating a variety of views pertinent to child bearing. Current practices with those unique attributes which bind midwife and gravid mother, provide a picture of care available today, and indicate realistic solutions to better meet current and forecast needs of the child bearing family. All countries, and cultures, evolve in different ways at differing paces. Knowledge of a variety of birthing customs and of caretakers can help develop sensitive, supportive care which is financially equitable and available to all births. Wellborn babies become stronger children, the legacy and the future of every country.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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