Judith Flanagan recently stepped down as director of the Nurse-Midwifery Programs at the University of California–San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital. She opted for an early retirement plan in November 1992 and is currently working part-time on a university recall appointment within the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences.
SPEAKING UP AND TALKING OUT
Barriers and Obstacles to Nurse-Midwifery Practice
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1993 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 246–251, July-August 1993
How to Cite
Flanagan, J. (1993), SPEAKING UP AND TALKING OUT. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 38: 246–251. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(93)90009-6
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
There are internal as well as external barriers to nurse-midwifery practice. We have let others define us. It is time to articulate a new vision for nurse-midwifery that speaks to what midwifery does better than obstetrics. We need to claim our “partnership” model and argue for its integration into health policy for all childbearing women.