Addressing the barriers to midwifery--Australian midwives speaking out.

  title={Addressing the barriers to midwifery--Australian midwives speaking out.},
  author={Pat M Brodie},
  journal={Australian journal of midwifery : professional journal of the Australian College of Midwives Incorporated},
  volume={15 3},
  • Pat M Brodie
  • Published 2002 in
    Australian journal of midwifery : professional…
This research gives a voice to midwives in identifying the barriers and current problems in the organisation of maternity care in Australia. Using a critical feminist research approach, data was collected from a cross section of midwives nationally. Through standard qualitative research methods, themes were identified that enabled analysis of significant issues affecting the current status of midwifery. The system of maternity care was identified as being dominated by medicine, not evidence… CONTINUE READING