Volume 11 (2012)

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Pre-University Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Childbirth: Implications for Reproductive Health and Maternity Care

Chiara Saroli Palumbo, MDCM (Cand.); Rose Hsu, BSc, MD (Cand.); Jocelyn Tomkinson, BSc; and Michael C. Klein, MD

ABSTRACT
Objectives: To determine pre-university students’ attitudes and beliefs about childbirth and identify key sources of information and knowledge.
Methods: A survey of 359 Quebec pre-university students (215 female, 144 male) was undertaken to identify sources of beliefs about birth...

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Obstetrician, Family Physician, or Midwife: Preferences of the Next Generation of Maternity Care Consumers

Nichole Fairbrother, PhD, RPsych; Kathrin Stoll, MA, PhD (Cand.); Laura Schummers, BSc; and Elaine Carty, MSN, CNM

ABSTRACT
Objective
: The purpose of this study was to identify the views of a cohort of Canadian university students related to maternity care provider preferences and the reasons for these preferences. Relationships between care provider preferences, childbirth attitudes, and desire for epidural anesthesia...

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Defining Professional Behaviour in Midwifery Practice

Lisa Morgan, RM, BSc, BHScMW, MA

ASTRACT
For 50 years the professionalism literature has echoed the same sentiments; medical education places too much emphasis on the biological or technical aspects of medicine at the expense of the psychosocial or humanistic qualities such as caring, empathy, humility, compassion, and sensitivity.1 Thirty years ago, the discipline of sociology defined a profession, in...

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Using Simulation to Improve Management of a Shoulder Dystocia Delivery by Experienced Nurse Midwives

Chiara Saroli Palumbo, MDCM (Cand.); Rose Hsu, BSc, MD (Cand.); Jocelyn Tomkinson, BSc; and Michael C. Klein, MD

ABSTRACT
Objectives: To determine pre-university students’ attitudes and beliefs about childbirth and identify key sources of information and knowledge.
Methods: A survey of 359 Quebec pre-university students (215 female, 144 male) was undertaken to identify sources of beliefs about birth...

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The Canadian Birth Place Study: Development, Validation and Administration of a Questionnaire for Multi-disciplinary Maternity Care Providers

 

 

Laura Schummers, BSc, Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, SciD (h.c.), Nichole Fairbrother, PhD, Rpsych,
Michael C. Klein, MD, CCFP, FAAP, FCFP, ABFP, FCPS and Janusz Kaczorowski, MA PhD


ABSTRACT
The debate between professional groups in Canada about the advisability of planned home birth continues.
The Canadian Birth...

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A Survey of Umbilical Cord Clamping Practices and Attitudes of Canadian Maternity Care Providers

 

Kathrin Stoll, PhD and Eileen Hutton, PhD


ABSTRACT

Despite mounting evidence of the health benefits of delayed cord clamping of term and preterm neonates,
Canadian practice guidelines about the optimal timing of cord clamping have not been developed. At the time
the study was conducted, the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) recommended early
clamping as...

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Midwives Responding to the Needs of Uninsured Clients: Old Order and New Immigrant Women in Midwifery Care

 

Nicole Bennett, RM, MA, and Nadya Burton, PhD

ABSTRACT

The funding structure of midwifery in Ontario enables midwives to provide care to women without provincial health care coverage. is article explores midwives’ experiences in providing care to two key groups of women without provincial insurance: 1) women who lack coverage as a result of...

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Towards DNA: Issues and Implications of Non-invasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

Joanna Besana MSc, Midwifery Student

 

ABSTRACT

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) will soon become the standard of care for prenatal genetic testing. NIPD uses DNA and has the potential to sequence the entire fetal genome and detect many diverse traits. Although both the public and midwives support the implementation of NIPD, concerns arise owing...

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