Independence and competences of a midwife in basic health care system in Poland

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Agnieszka Smerdka

1 (42) 2015 s. 45–50
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Fraza do cytowania: Smerdka A. Independence and competences of a midwife in basic health care system in Poland. Polski Przegląd Nauk o Zdrowiu. 2015;1(42):45–50.

Profession of a midwife is one of the oldest occupations in the world. Initially, this profession was learned in practice by working with more experienced women, who helped in childbirth. Nowadays, graduation from a medical university is necessary to practice midwifery. Moreover, to become a community midwife, one has to attend extracurricular courses to be ready for this career.

Key words: midwife, community midwife, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, perinatal care, antenatal care, postnatal care.



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