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Nursing and midwifery: Time for an amicable divorce?

Thompson, D.R., Watson, R. and Stewart, S. (2007) Nursing and midwifery: Time for an amicable divorce? International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44 (4). pp. 523-524. ISSN 0020-7489

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Abstract

Nurses and midwives constitute the largest proportion of the healthcare workforce that provides direct care to the consumers of healthcare services. Although, in the public mindset, nursing and midwifery are perceived to be one and the same profession, internally this is far from the truth. From a generalist nursing perspective that encompasses a broad range of specializations, interests and, indeed, levels of autonomy and accountability, it is less than edifying to hear many midwives extolling the virtues of midwifery over the more mundane “forms” of nursing. Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Midwifery; Nursing; Inter-professional relations
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 11:09
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2010 16:14
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.03.002
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.03.002
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10402

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