Internationella rådet

Syftet med förbundets internationella arbete är att förbättra människors sexuella och reproduktiva hälsa och rättigheter. Det internationella arbetet leds av förbundsstyrelsen med stöd av särskilt sakkunniga inom området.

Särskilt sakkunniga i internationella frågor och global sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa och rättigheter utses av förbundsstyrelsen.

Internationella rådet har till uppgift att

  • brett främja intresse och förståelse kring frågor som rör global sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa, med särskilt fokus på kvinnors rättigheter och barnmorskors möjlighet att verka för god hälsa för alla
  • lämna sakkunnig information samt bidra till förbundets internationella strategier
  • på förbundsstyrelsens uppdrag driva enskilda projekt
  • verka som sakkunnig till SIDA och andra samhällsföreträdare.
  • När någon enskild medlem företräder förbundet ska förbundets syn och policy i internationella frågor föras fram.

Sakkunniga

Särskilt sakkunniga barnmorskor inom området internationell sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa ingår i internationella rådet och är rådgivande till förbundsstyrelsen.

Internationellt nätverk

För att samla erfarenheter och intresse för internationella frågor finns ett nätverk för medlemmar. Kontakta förbundsstyrelsen

Projekt

Barnmorskeförbundet samarbetar med andra organisationer för att stödja barnmorskeprofessionen och barnmorskeorganisationer i andra länder.

Barnmorskeförbundets internationella samarbeten

Nordiskt Jordemoderförbund – NJF – Svenska Barnmorskeförbundet och barnmorskeorganisationer i Danmark, Finland, Färöarna, Island och Norge.
EMA European Midwives Association
ICM International Confederation of Midwives

Midwifery – The Lancet (2014)

Definition of midwifery In some countries, the full scope of care that could be provided by qualified midwives is limited by health system and cultural barriers, and there is some overlap in roles and responsibilities between different health professionals.
In many countries some aspects of midwifery care are provided by obstetricians, family doctors, nurses, auxilliary midwives, community health workers or traditional birth attendants, or by inadequately-trained midwives, as well as by competent midwives educated to international standards, and by nurse-midwives who are trained both as nurses and midwives. A definition of midwifery as a package of care is needed to identify the important aspects of this care regardless of care provider, and to provide a structure to support analysis of the reach and quality of midwifery care.

Midwifery is defined in the series as: “Skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care for childbearing women, newborn infants and families across the continuum throughout pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the early weeks of life. Core characteristics include optimising normal biological, psychological, social and cultural processes of reproduction and early life, timely prevention and management of complications, consultation with and referral to other services, respecting women’s individual circumstances and views, and working in partnership with women to strengthen women’s own capabilities to care for themselves and their families”.

The International Labour Organisation describes midwives as the primary (but not the only) professional group to provide midwifery.

The International Confederation of Midwives defines a midwife as “…a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is duly recognised in the country where it is located and that is based on the International Confederation of Midwives’ Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery”.

The Lancet Midwifery

 

International Confederation of Midwives
Core Document International Definition of the Midwife

“A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education and is recognized in the country where it is located; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.

Scope of Practice The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and the infant. This care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.
The midwife has an important task in health counselling and education, not only for the woman, but also within the family and the community. This work should involve antenatal education and preparation for parenthood and may extend to women’s health, sexual or reproductive health and child care.

A midwife may practise in any setting including the home, community, hospitals, clinics or health units.”

Adopted at Brisbane Council meeting, 2005 Revised and adopted at Durban Council meeting, 2011 Revised and adopted at Toronto Council meeting, 2017 Due for next review 2023

internationalmidwives.org

 

  • Anna af Ugglas

    Internationell sekreterare, sammankallande internationella rådet, Barnmorska (RNRM), Global Associated Program & Implementation Manager, Laerdal.

    Anna af Ugglas
  • Barbro Fritzon

    Förbundsstyrelsen (RNRM)

    Barbro Fritzon
  • Mia Ahlberg

    Förbundsordförande, representant i NJF och EMA

    Mia Ahlberg
  • Ingela Wiklund

    ICM Board (2014-2017), ledamot Northern Europe, kassör, International Confederation of Midwives

    Ingela Wiklund
  • Marie Klingberg-Allvin

    Barnmorska (RNRM), Professor, Rektor högskolan Dalarna

    Marie Klingberg-Allvin
  • Kristina Castell

    Barnmorska (RNRM) Senior Policy Adviser Rfsu

    Kristina Castell
  • Kerstin Erlandsson

    Barnmorska (RNRM), Docent, Universitetslektor

    Kerstin Erlandsson
  • Helena Lindgren

    Barnmorska (RNRM), Docent, Universitetslektor KI

    Helena Lindgren

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