Not addressing the root cause:An analysis of submissions made to the South Australian Government on a Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice

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Rigg, Elizabeth Christine, Schmied, Virginia, Peters, Kath and Dahlen, Hannah. (2015) Not addressing the root cause:An analysis of submissions made to the South Australian Government on a Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice. Women and Birth. 28(2), pp. 121 - 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2014.12.005
AuthorsRigg, Elizabeth Christine, Schmied, Virginia, Peters, Kath and Dahlen, Hannah
Abstract

Reports of unregulated birth workers attending birth at home, with no registered midwife in attendance (freebirth), have become more frequent in Australia in recent years. A Coronial Inquiry (2012) into the deaths of three babies born at home in South Australia resulted in a call for legislation to restrict the practice of midwifery to registered midwives. A Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice in South Australia was issued as a consultation paper in January 2013. To report the views of those making a submission to the Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice in South Australia.

Keywordsmidwives; home birth; unregulated birth workers; doulas; midwifery regulation
Year2015
JournalWomen and Birth
Journal citation28 (2), pp. 121 - 128
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN1871-5192
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2014.12.005
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84937526665
Page range121 - 128
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Place of publicationNetherlands
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