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The status of midwives in Kansas: An analysis of state-level policy implications for certified nurse midwives
Rousseau, Mallory T.
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Rousseau, Mallory T. 2014. The Status of Midwives in Kansas: An Analysis of State-Level Policy Implications for Certified Nurse Midwives. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 147
For this research project, the certification and regulation of nurse midwives in Kansas was explored. This research focused on the legal requirements for certification, supervision by or collaboration with physicians, public recognition of midwifery as a legitimate profession, and social stigma against midwives. This research project was conducted as a pilot study for an advanced qualitative research methods course, using secondary unobtrusive data in conjunction with a single in-person interview. Following data collection, a thematic analysis was applied to support the identified hypothesis.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences