1Lisa L. Paine is Professor and Chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston. She received public health education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and nurse-midwifery education at the University of Utah. Dr. Paine is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACNM Foundation and an editorial consultant for the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery. In 1998, she served as Chairperson of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Center for the Health Professions Taskforce on Midwifery.
MIDWIFERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Recommendations from the Pew Health Professions Commission/UCSF Center for the Health Professions 1998 Taskforce on Midwifery*
Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
1999 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 341–348, July-August 1999
How to Cite
Paine, L. L., Dower, C. M. and O'Neil, E. H. (1999), MIDWIFERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Recommendations from the Pew Health Professions Commission/UCSF Center for the Health Professions 1998 Taskforce on Midwifery. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 44: 341–348. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(99)00058-0
- Issue online: 24 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
Unprecedented changes in the delivery and financing of health care have produced angst and opportunity, criticism, and innovation. To explore the effects of these market-driven changes on midwifery, the University of California at San Francisco Center for the Health Professions convened a Taskforce on Midwifery in 1998. Consisting of eight experts from across the country, the Taskforce was charged with exploring the impact of health care system developments on midwifery, and identifying issues facing the profession and the roles midwives play in women's health care. The Taskforce answered its charge by offering 14 recommendations related to midwifery practice, regulation, education, research, and policy. The recommendations incorporate the Taskforce vision that the midwifery model of care should be embraced by, and incorporated into, the health care system in order to make it available to all women and their families. Midwives, educators, collaborators, and policymakers can use the recommendations to develop curricula, practice sites, and laws for an improved health care system that fully includes midwives and encompasses the midwifery model of care. J Nurse Midwifery 1999;44:341–8 © 1999 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.