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our objectives

The Objectives of the Association of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador (revised 1994/1999/2001/2018) are:

  1. Represent the professional interests and protect the rights of midwives, who are AMNL members, practising in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  2. Advocate for publicly funded midwifery care that is accessible to all childbearing families in the province.

  3. Protect autonomous practice of the province’s registered midwives.

  4. Provide members with opportunities for communication and information sharing.

  5. Promote opportunities for professional development and continuing competencies.

  6. Promote and support research and evidence informed practice in areas related to midwifery care.

  7. Act as a resource and collaborate with other health care professionals, government representatives, and community groups in areas of midwifery and related women’s health. 

  8. Advocate for optimal care for childbearing families, identify challenges that impact this goal, communicate concerns to appropriate authorities and encourage collaboration to meet these challenges. 

  9. Request representation of midwives on committees that address maternity care, midwifery care, newborn care and women’s reproductive health. 

  10. Encourage communication and collaboration with appropriate persons to ensure that the childbearing needs of indigenous people and marginalized groups are addressed.            

  11. Present the views of the midwifery profession to the public, media, government, health care organizations and other professional groups.

  12.  Engage in a mutually supportive relationship with the Canadian Association of  Midwives in matters related to the province’s midwives. 

  13. Recognize the definition of a midwife and the key midwifery concepts outlined by  the International Confederation of Midwives.


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