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Author Rooks, Judith.

Title Midwifery and childbirth in America / Judith Pence Rooks ; foreword by Charles S. Mahan.

Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.1982 R673m    ---  Available
Description xxvii, 548 p. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-533) and index.
Contents What is midwifery? -- Brief history of midwifery in the west -- The beginning of nurse-midwifery -- Midwifery amid the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s -- Maternal and infant health and the health care system, 1980-1995 -- Midwifery in America : philosophy, objectives, and body of knowledge -- Midwifery in America, 1980-1994 : percent of births, place of birth, and clientele -- Nurse-midwifery in America : 1980-1995
Development of direct-entry midwifery, 1980-1995 -- The quality, safety, and effectiveness of midwifery as practiced in the United States -- Safety of out-of-hospital births in the United States -- Effects of midwifery care on costs and other special contributions -- Midwifery in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan -- The current situation and recommendations for the future.
Subject Obstetrics.
Maternal health services.
ISBN 1566395658 (cloth : alk. paper)

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