MAKING MIDWIVES LEGAL: CHILDBIRTH, MEDICINE, AND THE LAW -- SEC

MAKING MIDWIVES LEGAL: CHILDBIRTH, MEDICINE, AND THE LAW -- SEC

by RAYMOND DEVRIES

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Overview

"Everyone who cares about the question of regulating lay-midwifery should consider the author's premise."
-Journal of Nurse-Midwifery

Making Midwives Legal explores what happens when midwifery and medicine are brought together by legal regulation. Combining historical data on the regulation of midwifery in Europe and the Unites States with a field study of the regulation of midwifery in Texas, Arizona, and California, Raymond G. DeVries uncovers the subtle ways legislation alters the profession-demonstrating both beneficial and detrimental consequences.
This new edition includes an updated preface that situates the themes of the book in the current debate over health care and midwifery, an epilogue that examines the major issues in the 1990s and comments on developments that have taken place over the past decade, and an update bibliography. By encouraging thoughtful policy changes in maternity care, Making Midwives Legal contributes to our understanding of the workings of health care systems, medical professions, and the relation between law and medicine.

Raymond G. DeVries is associate professor of sociology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He is the coauthor of The Perinatal Health Crisis in California and the coeditor of Bioethics and Society and The Sociological Perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814207031
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1996
Series: WOMEN & HEALTH C&S PERSPECTIVE Series
Edition description: 2
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.80(d)

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