Constance J. Adams, CNM, DrPH, completed her nurse-midwifery and graduate education at Johns Hopkins University. She has served as chair of the ACNM Research and Statistics Committee, as well as director of the graduate nurse-midwifery education programs at the University of Illinois and Rush University. Dr. Adams is currently associate dean for nursing practice at the Indiana University School of Nursing and served as project director for the “Jordan Primary Health Care Nursing Development Project,” funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and administered through the JSA Healthcare Corporation of Columbia, Maryland.
Midwifery in Jordan
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1994 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 161–165, May-June 1994
How to Cite
Adams, C. J. (1994), Midwifery in Jordan. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 39: 161–165. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(94)90099-X
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Jordanian midwives, particularly those working in the public sector, are the major health care providers for mothers and their young children. Many women, however, do not receive early prenatal care, and some receive no prenatal care at all. Because of persistent high rates of maternal and early childhood morbidity and mortality, the Minister of Health has identified advanced preparation in primary health care nursing as a priority for some midwives, who will then be expected to function as leaders in the movement toward universal primary health care.