ICM position statements.

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A number of new positon statements and items for discussion were on the agenda at the ICM Council meeting held in Brisbane in July. These included:

* Midwifery philosophy and model of care

* Midwifery, an autonomous profession

* Improving the ICM Journal 'International Midwifery'

* ICM action plan to empower midwives to assert their role in normal childbirth

* Midwifery care for women with complicated childbirth

* The health of woman and children in disasters

* The role of the midwife in physiological 3rd stage

* Proposed restructure of regions in Europe

* The midwife is the first choice of health care professional...

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