Connie Breece is currently a staff cnm at The Cambridge Hospital Midwifery Service, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received an ma in Education from Goddard College in 1978, and an msn from the Yale School of Nursing Maternal Newbom-Nurse-Midwifery Program in 1986. She worked for two years as a staff cnm in the Boston City Hospital Midwifery Service, where she provided care primarily for pregnant adolescents.
CLOSING OF THE NURSE-MIDWIFERY SERVICE AT BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL
What Were the Issues Involved?
Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2011
1989 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 41–48, January-February 1989
How to Cite
Breece, C., Israel, E. and Friedman, L. (1989), CLOSING OF THE NURSE-MIDWIFERY SERVICE AT BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 34: 41–48. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(89)90129-8
- Issue online: 31 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2011
This article describes the experiences of 11 staff cnms practicing in an inner-city hospital serving low-income women. A history of the conflicts between the ob/gyn Department and the Midwifery Service at Boston City Hospital is presented, as well as an overview of events in 1987-88 that resulted in the unanimous resignation of the staff cnms and the closing of the service. Discussion of the issues is presented, as well as implications for midwifery practice.