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Aust Coll Midwives Inc J. 1997 Jun;10(2):23-8.

A theory of caring for midwifery.

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  • 1Avondale College, Epping NSW.


It is time that Australian midwives developed and published their own theories and models for midwifery. This paper proposes a practical model for midwifery based on caring concepts. The needs of midwifery clients have been analysed and supported by various authors and four concepts of caring have been selected and applied to these needs to bring about a positive birth experience. Philosophical assumptions have been made to form the grounding for the theory, the core of which is a caring midwifery interaction.

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