9780814207031

Making Midwives Legal

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  • ISBN13:

    9780814207031

  • ISBN10:

    0814207030

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-06-01
  • Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr

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Summary

Making Midwives Legal explores what happens when midwifery and medicine are brought together by legal regulation. Combining historical data on the regulation of midwifery in Europe and the United States with a field study of the regulation of midwifery in Texas, Arizona, and California, Raymond G. DeVries uncovers the subtle ways legislation alters the profession - demonstrating both beneficial and detrimental consequences. This new edition includes an updated preface that situates the themes of the book in the current debate over health care and midwifery, an epilogue that examines the major issues in the 1990s and comments on developments that have taken place over the past decade, and an updated bibliography. By encouraging thoughtful policy changes in maternity care, Making Midwives Legal contributes to our understanding of the workings of health care systems, medical professions, and the relation between the law and medicine.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface ix(2)
Preface xi(12)
Acknowledgments xxiii(2)
Introduction xxv
1 Midwifery, Medicine, and the Law
3(18)
2 The Emergence of Midwifery Regulation
21(26)
3 Midwifery in the Legislature: Licensing Laws in Arizona, Texas, and California
47(42)
4 Midwifery in Action: The Influence of Law on Practice
89(30)
5 Midwifery on Trial: Violations of Regulatory Law by Midwives
119(20)
6 Conclusion: Birth, Medicine, and the Law
139(16)
Appendix: On Researching Midwifery 155(8)
Epilogue: The Trap of Legal Recognition 163(20)
Notes 183(6)
References 189(34)
Index 223

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