A Modernizing Midwife: Improving Outcomes While Preserving Tradition
Wolgemuth, Tierney E.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
Midwives -- Training of
Midwives -- Attitudes
Medically underserved areas
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Tierney Wolgemuth is a member of the Class of 2016 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]. . . the first portion of the study will investigate if the characteristics of a midwife’s education—such as formal education, taking a midwifery course, or years of experience — have a significant effect on producing favorable practice outcomes. In the second portion of the study, I will investigate whether the type of delivery attendant (traditional versus biomedical) is a significant predictor of maternal practices. Through the current study, I seek to both contribute to the resolution of these questions and gain a greater understanding of ways to improve the practice outcomes of rural Guatemalan midwives. [From Introduction]