MIDWIFERY IN SEVEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES—A Surprising Spectrum. Part I

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  • Margaret K. Willett

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    • Margaret Willett is a graduate of Oberlin College. She has had a longtime interest in midwifery and in 1977–1978 she received a Watson Fellowship to study midwifery in several European Countries. At the present time, Ms. Willett is enrolled in the Nursing Doctorate Program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio.


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ABSTRACT

What is the scope of the European midwife's practice? This paper describes the kind of health-care system a European midwife works in, her education, and her practice. The similarities and controversies that arise when systems in different countries are compared are also discussed. This is the first of a series of articles planned to acquaint JNM readers with midwifery practices in other countries.

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