Midwife regulation, education, and practice in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century
Marland, Hilary and Lieburg, M. J. van (1999) Midwife regulation, education, and practice in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century. In: Van Teijlingen, Edwin R. and Lowis, George W. and McCaffery, Peter Gabriel, 1935- and Porter, Maureen, (eds.) Midwifery and the medicalization of childbirth : comparative perspectives. Commack, NJ: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 127-143. ISBN 1560726806Full text not available from this repository.
This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalisation of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organisation of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalisation of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalisation of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History > Centre for the History of Medicine
Faculty of Arts > History
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Midwifery -- Practice -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century, Midwifery -- Study and teaching -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century|
|Publisher:||Nova Science Publishers|
|Place of Publication:||Commack, NJ|
|Book Title:||Midwifery and the medicalization of childbirth : comparative perspectives|
|Editor:||Van Teijlingen, Edwin R. and Lowis, George W. and McCaffery, Peter Gabriel, 1935- and Porter, Maureen|
|Page Range:||pp. 127-143|
|Version or Related Resource:||Also published: Lieburg, M. J. v. and Marland, H. (1989). Midwife regulation, education, and practice in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century. Medical History, 33(3), pp. 296-317. http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/id/eprint/39200|
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