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Rethinking professional governanceInternational directions in healthcare$
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Ellen Kuhlmann and Mike Saks

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349569

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.001.0001

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Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada1

Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada1

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(p.94) (p.95) Six Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada1
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Rethinking professional governance
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Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

Elizabeth Darling

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0007

This chapter analyses the collaborative work and professional boundaries in maternity care, focusing on Canada and exploring the significance of institutional contexts that shape the opportunities for social inclusion and collaboration across macro and meso levels of governance. This case, specifically on the province of Ontario, is particularly interesting in light of the relative newness of the midwifery profession to the maternity care division of labour, the rapid changes occurring in maternity care human resources and extensive political and financial support that presently exists for collaborative initiatives in Canada.

Keywords:   social inclusion, collaboration, Canada, healthcare, midwifery profession, maternity care

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