The changing role of indigenous lay midwives in Guatemala: new frameworks for analysis.

  title={The changing role of indigenous lay midwives in Guatemala: new frameworks for analysis.},
  author={Anita N. Chary and Anne E. Kraemer Diaz and Brent Henderson and Peter Rohloff},
  volume={29 8},
OBJECTIVES to examine the present-day knowledge formation and practice of indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives, with special attention to their interactions with the Guatemalan medical community, training models, and allopathic knowledge in general. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS a qualitative study consisting of participant-observation in lay midwife training programs; in-depth interviews with 44 practicing indigenous midwives; and three focus groups with midwives of a local non-governmental… CONTINUE READING
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