OUTLOOKS ON THE FUTURE OF NURSE-MIDWIFERY

Authors

  • Carole Ann McKenzie C.N.M., M.S.N.,

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      Mrs. Carole Ann McKenzie, C.N.M., M.S.N., Chairperson, Graduate Maternal-Newborn Nursing, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403
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    • Carole Ann McKenzie received her B.S. in Nursing from Texas Woman's University, her M.S.N. and C.N.M. in Maternal—Newborn Nursing from Yale University and is currently a doctoral student at Texas A & M University. She is presently Chairperson of the Graduate Maternal-Newborn Nursing Program and Associate Professor of Nursing at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston

  • Katherine W. Vestal R.N., M.S.

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    • Katherine Vestal received her B.S. in Nursing from Texas Christian University, her M.S. in Maternal—Child Health Nursing from Texas Woman's University and is currently a doctoral student at Texas A & M University. She is presently Director of Pediatric Nursing at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at The University of Texas Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Houston, Texas


  • This paper was adapted by Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. Vestal from a paper on the future of nurse-midwifery presented at the Twenty-fifth Annual Convention of the American College of Nurse-Midwives on May 15, 1980 in Minneapolis, MN

Mrs. Carole Ann McKenzie, C.N.M., M.S.N., Chairperson, Graduate Maternal-Newborn Nursing, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403

ABSTRACT

It is essential that people and organizations stop to think about their personal and professional expectations of the future. Inherent in this is the need to explore societal as well as professional trends before adopting a plan for professional growth. This scenario was developed to be a futuristic look at nurse-midwifery from the year 1980 to the year 2005. The 25 years that will follow the 25th Anniversary Convention will be important for nurse-midwives, and this article explores some of the societal, women's, and health care issues that may impact the profession of nurse-midwifery.

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