Jude Kornelsen, PhD is a Research Associate at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and the Department of Midwifery at Children and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia.
On the Road to Collaboration: Nurses and Newly Regulated Midwives in British Columbia, Canada
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2003 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages 126–132, March-April 2003
How to Cite
Kornelsen, J., Dahinten, V. S. and Carty, E. (2003), On the Road to Collaboration: Nurses and Newly Regulated Midwives in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 48: 126–132. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(02)00424-5
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- collaborative practice;
- interdisciplinary care;
- multidisciplinary care
This study describes some of the results of a survey conducted shortly after the introduction of midwives as a regulated and publicly funded provider within the British Columbia health care system. The survey asked hospital-based perinatal nurses about their knowledge and attitudes of midwifery and their experiences with midwives. Results suggest that nurses, for the most part, had a negative view of midwives and their practice and that inattention to the necessary conditions for interprofessional collaboration and positive interprofessional relationships have resulted in parallel practice between the professions instead of interdisciplinary practice.