Title

Expanded Practice in Midwifery: Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Programs

Author Department

Ob/Gyn

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

7-2019

Abstract

Advances in health care science and delivery, coupled with patient need for access to care, have driven expanded practice in midwifery for decades. The process for development and implementation of expanded practices for midwives and midwifery practices is described. Important components include assessment of need, identifying stakeholders and supporters, development of a program proposal, obtaining privileges, developing training programs, and conducting ongoing quality management and program evaluation. Examples of expanded practice in midwifery are presented.

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