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Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage1

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines obstetric training in the U.S. as an initiatory rite of passage. It considers the process by which medical practitioners are socialized both into the core belief and value ... More


The CASA Hospital and Professional Midwifery School: An Education and Practice Model That Works

Lisa Mills and Robbie Davis-Floyd

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA), in the state of Guanajuato, central Mexico, has developed both birth and midwifery education models with concrete practicality and a ... More


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