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Midwifery scope of practice: Australia and the international context

By Roslyn Elizabeth Donnellan-Fernandez


This paper provides an overview of the international context of midwifery practice in western industrial societies and compares this to the Australian situation. Reflection on the author's experience of midwifery whilst working in a solo private practice is offered under seven broad themes. These themes include: global trends, culture of childbirth in Australia, midwifery education, midwifery regulation, funding, supportive infrastructure, and personal practice principles and outcomes. Current challenges are identified and strategies suggested to effect change

Topics: Nursing, Midwifery, Australia
Year: 2013
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