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By Barbara A. Anderson DrPH CNM FACNM FAAN, Susan Stone DNSc CNM FACNM FAAN

This article offers a roadmap for nurse-midwives who try to enforce switch via evidence-based perform via providing the most up-tp-date evidence-based examine at the care of childbearing ladies. it's the merely booklet approximately evidence-based perform for nurse-midwives that encompasses the main debatable components of perform. The textual content accommodates the principles of midwifery and the midwifery version of care all through. It discusses using digital databases in analyzing proof and determining most sensible practices, and considers how the present group surroundings impacts the perform of nurse-midwifery. Case stories improve the exam of proof and the identity of top practices.

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Studies both in the USA and in other countries have documented the safety, benefits and positive outcomes for mothers and infants of a midwifery model of care” (AIUSA, 2010, p. 80). Yet, the United States has a significant deficit in the number of nursemidwives. The focus of this chapter is on the factors driving this shortage and the evidence for providing the nurse-midwifery workforce as a key factor in improving maternal health in the United States. THE MIDWIFERY WORKFORCE: THE EVIDENCE The Workforce Shortage The World Health Organization (WHO) MDGs target the critical health provider workforce shortage as a key factor in global health (WHO, 2005; WHO, 2006c).

2003; Reece, 2008; Siega-Riz & Laraia, 2006). These conditions are rooted in the social determinants of illness and reflect the health of the general population. S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000). Social Determinants of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionally affect vulnerable populations of women, such as those living in poverty, facing racial and ethnic discrimination, and having limited English language skills. From a public health perspective, infant mortality is considered the measuring stick for determining the health of the population, whereas maternal mortality is the divider between wealth and poverty.

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