Joint Position Statement
March 05, 2012 – Joint Position Statement: Nurses and Midwives Collaborate on Client-Centred Care: The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM). the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) are pleased to announce the publication of the joint position statement: Nurses and Midwives Collaborate on Client-Centred Care.
CAM, CNA and CAPWHN recognize that strong interprofessional partnerships between nurses and midwives are an important factor in fostering safe and effective maternity care that responds to the needs of women, families and communities.
Visit http://www.canadianmidwives.org/position-statements.html to view the Joint position statement.
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. The mission of CAM is to provide leadership and advocacy for midwifery as a regulated, publicly funded and vital part of the primary maternity care system in all provinces and territories. CAM promotes the development of the profession in the public interest and contributes the midwifery perspective to the national health policy agenda.
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.
The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) is a new organization representing women’s health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN aims to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care.
For more information:
Anne Wilson, President
Canadian Association of Midwives/Association canadienne des sages-femmes