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Spring 5-8-2017


The purpose of this research project is to explore the evolution of midwifery care from its earliest beginnings steeped within societal structures and birthing customs to its contemporary practices filled with professional regulations and competing technologies. Focused interest will be given to: 1) identifying the core values and basic principles of midwifery that have endured over time, and 2) ascertaining the significant changes in educational regulations and clinical competencies that influence midwifery practice in contemporary times.