Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada<sup>1</sup>

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Elizabeth Darling

in Rethinking professional governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349569
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303251 | DOI:
Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada1

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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

Chapter.  6297 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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