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National Crises in Obstetrical Care: Competence and Risk Reexamined

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines national parallels to the local ethnography and the impact of the national crisis in malpractice and obstetrical care on the specialties of obstetrics and family medicine. The ... More


Political Showdown

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0025
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter explores the resurgence of interest in home birth and midwifery (primarily among college-educated white women) as a result of second-wave feminism. Midwives such as Ina May Gaskin begin ... More


A World of Confusion and Fog

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0027
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter explores how, unknown to Lovie, an underground home birth movement has quietly thrived in North Carolina in the several decades since the passage of the 1983 midwifery bill outlawing the ... More


Epilogue

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The epilogue brings hope of positive change as the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology work on common ground to solve the pressing issues of ... More


African American Nurse-Midwives

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

With the greatest need for improvements of maternity care in the south, this chapter returns the focus to the southern states. The National Organization of Public Health Nurses acknowledged the vital ... More


Problems of Racism and Challenges to Professionalism

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Despite their recognized importance to maternity care African American nurse-midwives experienced both racial and professional discrimination. This chapter underscores the unyielding obstacles of ... More


Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In competition with a powerful medical establishment nurse-midwifery has struggled to gain legitimacy and carve out a space in which to practice. This chapter provides some historical background of ... More


Choices in Childbirth: A Modern Midwife's Tale

in Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of Fran Ventre, a midwife who developed a special place in the modern midwifery movement because of her ability to bridge the divide between lay midwives and certified ... More


That Handmaiden Business

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter discusses Lovie Shelton’s nursing training at Norfolk General Hospital (through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps) and early nursing experiences in the 1940s, when delivery room nurses were ... More


Nurses on Horseback

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0007
Subject:
History, Family History

Lovie visits the world-famous Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), the first program in the United States to employ nurse-midwives. Founded in 1925 in a tri-county area of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains ... More


God Dealt Well with the Midwives

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0034
Subject:
History, Family History

While pregnant, the narrator visits Lovie (who is still living with her daughter Nancy while her house is being repaired post-fire) and ponders how Lovie’s life looks like a stretched out version of ... More


Advanced Practice Nurses: Skilled Professionals or Cut-Rate “Physician Extenders”?

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide care that includes tasks traditionally done by physicians. APRNs combine the holistic nursing care model with additional practitioner training. ... More


From El Paso to Lexington: The Formation of the Midwives Alliance of North America

Wendy Kline

in Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190232511
eISBN:
9780190232542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232511.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Family History

Chapter 5, “From El Paso to Lexington: The Formation of the Midwives Alliance of North America,” closely tracks the push to organize direct-entry midwives, beginning with the first international ... More


Perinatal depression across the world: Prevalence, risk factors, and detection in primary care

Michael W. O’Hara and Lisa S. Segre

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

This chapter, like the entire volume, is dedicated to the memory of Channi Kumar. I first met Channi in August 1984 in Oakland, California, at the biennial meeting of the Marcé Society, hosted by ... More


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