Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Washington State Certified Professional Midwives: Income and Practice Characteristics Survey
by Smith, Brianna||||||Tommila, Renée, M.S.M.W., Bastyr University, 2017, 66; 10633700
Abstract (Summary)

Limited data exists describing income or practice characteristics for Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in the US. The income of CPMs depends on many factors, since they practice outside of the hospital and do not typically receive a predictable salary. This study of Washington CPMs addresses the lack of information on CPM income and the factors that may affect income. Midwives were invited to participate in a survey and share information about annual income, practice type, birth volume, and many other variables. Twenty-eight respondents from ten different counties participated, an 18% response rate. Demographics and practice characteristics varied widely. CPM income in Washington was identified. An increase in reported income was observed with birth center ownership and working in a group practice. The results could have many applications, including legislative advocacy, working toward career sustainability, informing prospective midwives, or informing further research on CPM career and income.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Myers, Suzy
Commitee: Crowder, Kyle
School: Bastyr University
Department: Midwifery
School Location: United States -- Washington
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Alternative Medicine, Economics
Keywords: Income, Midwifery, Midwives, Practice characteristics, Salary
Publication Number: 10633700
ISBN: 9780355273076
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