Stillborn: Regulated midwifery in Nova Scotia

Brett Taylor

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to investigate why midwifery policy has failed in Nova Scotia while it has succeeded elsewhere. The primary focus will be to analyse the Nova Scotia policy and its implementation through Paul Sabatier and Daniel Mazmanian’s framework for policy implementation analysis. This examination will make clear that the failure of Nova Scotia’s midwifery policy is due to its poor implementation, and in particular, the statutory factors that affect implementation.

Keywords


Policy, Implementation, Health Care, Nova Scotia, Midwifery

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5931/djim.v8i2.243

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