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Midwifery in Canada: directions for research: proceeding from the National Invitational Workshop on Midwifery Research May 9-11-  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifery-in-canada-directions.pdf

Reports on conference bringing together researchers interested in midwifery to encourage exchange of ideas and information.

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Published: 2001
Reality, opinion and uncertainty: views on midwifery in BC's health care system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/reality-opinion.pdf

Reports on an observation tour of the Home Birth Demonstration Project Tour of the Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors.

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Published: 1999
Pushing for change: challenges of integrating midwifery into the health care system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/pushing-for-change.pdf

Considers the current relationship between midwives, physicians and nurses from both a professional and interpersonal perspective.

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Published: 2000
In transition: nurses respond to midwifery integration  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/in-transition.pdf

Looks at nurses and their knowledge of midwifery, experiences with midwives, attitudes toward midwifery, and their views of how the current interprofessional situation could be changed.

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Published: 2000
Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The new midwifery: reflections on renaissance and regulation
Provides a critical look at women's reproductive health and midwifery.
Published: 1997
Bibliography of evaluation studies relating to Inuit midwifery  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/2005-05EvalstudiesonMidwiferyfinal.pdf
Provides a bibliography of evaluation studies relating to Inuit midwifery, as well as research studies relating to birth and perinatal care in Northern communities. Link requries PDF reader. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/MaternityCareInuitChapter-English_000.pdf
Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Informed choice with focus on rural and northern midwifery in the Northwest Territories
Examines the reality of maternity care in the Northwest Territories and argues that informed choice is not available.
Published: 2003