Dr. Joyce Beebe Thompson began her midwifery career as a missionary in southern Chile. She has practiced and taught midwifery for over three decades, working in Latin America, Africa, and the United States. Educated in nursing, midwifery, public health, and ethics, Dr. Thompson combines these interests in advocating for the basic human rights for women and childbearing families throughout the world, including the right to safe, competent, high quality, compassionate health care. She was president of the ACNM from 1989–1993, deputy director of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) from 1993–1999, and currently is the director of the ICM Board of Management (1999–2001). In Fall 2000, Dr. Thompson was named as one of two representatives from the Americas to the World Health Organization's Global Advisory Group on Nursing and Midwifery to the Secretary General of WHO, Geneva. She currently is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Development, Director of the Health Leadership MSN program, Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Nursing & Midwifery Leadership, and Director of the Women's Health Projects in Malawi and Uganda, East Africa.
International Connections Among Midwives
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2001 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 208–209, July-August 2001
How to Cite
Thompson, J. E. (2001), International Connections Among Midwives. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 46: 208–209. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(01)00143-X
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
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