International Network

Die Globalisierung ist eine Realität, auch im Gesundheitswesen. Folgender Artikel soll aufzeigen, was Globalisierung und Internationalisierung beinhalten und wie sie das schweizerische Gesundheitspersonal und die Hebammen direkt tangieren. Arbeiten im globalen Umfeld ist anspruchsvoll, daher werden auch einige Aspekte zur interkulturellen Kompetenz aufgezeigt.

Journal «Obstetrica»: «Die Hebamme in der globalen Welt»

Der Schweizerische Hebammenverband ist mit folgenden Organisationen vernetzt:

European Midwives Association (EMA)
Is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation of midwives, representing midwifery organisations and associations from the member states of the European Union (EU), members of the Council of Europe, the European Economic Area (EEA) and EU applicant countries.

Stark und geeint: die Hebammen in Europa

The International Confederation of Midwives supports midwives (ICM)
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world.

Policy and practice:
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ICM Kompetenzen (German)
ICM competencies (English)
ICM competencies (French)
International code of ethics for midwives

World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Topics for midwives:
Sexual and reproductive health and research including the Special Programme HRP
Maternal Health (choose "Health Topics" and "Maternal Health")
Newborn Health (choose "Health Topics" and "Maternal Health")
Family planning/contraception methods
WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience
WHO recommendations on maternal and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience

Midwifery Unit Network (MUNET)
MUNET wants midwifery units to become a mainstream option for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy, providing holistic care to them and their family. For this purpose, MUNET has worked with the European Midwives Association (EMA) to develop the Midwifery Unit Standards, to provide the quality assurance necessary to scale up the implementation of midwifery units across Europe.

The Midwifery Unit Standards are designed for providers of midwifery unit care to self-assess their provision against key quality criteria and to plan service improvements.
The Standards can be used by anyone who is setting up, running, or working in a midwifery unit. They are also relevant for those who are responsible for the organisation of national, regional and local health services and allocating resources; and also for those providing support to a midwifery unit, such as ambulance services and obstetric unit clinicians and service managers.

Download for the MU Standards in English, French, Italian and Portuguese.