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Midwifery in the Netherlands: a prospect for future development in Europe.

A conference with this theme is to be held at the University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, April 7-8, 2005.

The Dutch midwifery system is renowned worldwide for its ability to preserve pregnancy and childbirth as a normal life event. Central to the care approach is the Vademecum (Obstetric Manual). This unique conference win share the Dutch philosophy. An emphasis on the important role of the Vademecum in preserving unnecessary" medicalisation will be discussed, offering a real opportunity for the development of independent midwifery in Europe.

Speakers include: Marian van Huis, chief midwife AMC, and Ruth Evers, independent midwife Amsterdam.

All European student and registered midwives welcome.

Congress co-ordinator: Marianne Sanders, AMC E-mail: m.w.sanders@.amc.uva.nl Website congress: www.amc.nl/midwifery Tel: + 31 20 5667824 The VADEMECUM is available on: http://europe.obgyn.net/nederland
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Title Annotation:News from midwives in Europe: the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, the Netherlands: as major political changes take place in Europe, the ICM has received news reports from midwives around the region
Author:Sanders, Marianne
Publication:International Midwifery
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 1, 2004
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