michelle collins

Every Person Deserves a Midwife
Every Person Deserves a Midwife
by Michelle Collins | May 18, 2020
We “midwife” people both into, and out of, this life. If you think about just the physiologic processes involved in both birthing and dying, the two are remarkably similar.
When Daily Challenges Cloud Out Judgment
When Daily Challenges Cloud Out Judgment
by Michelle Collins | May 11, 2020
Challenges for Dr. McNulty, for Sister Frances, for Nurse Franklin, for Marian Arnsby, and for others. All different, yet all challenges just the same.
'The Bonds, However Delicate, Were Perfect'
'The Bonds, However Delicate, Were Perfect'
by Michelle Collins | May 04, 2020
When people hear what any birth worker does, they inevitably comment on how “happy” our work must be. Yes, it is a glorious place to be. When it is sad, though, it is the saddest of places to be.
'Superwoman' Syndrome
'Superwoman' Syndrome
by Michelle Collins | April 27, 2020
The “superwoman” phenomenon can have very real, very negative health consequences.
Lessons in Care for New Doctors
Lessons in Care for New Doctors
by Michelle Collins | April 20, 2020
Using her keen knowledge of emergency management, Nurse Dyer was able to resolve a situation without doing unnecessary harm – and taught a young doctor a very valuable lesson to boot.
Going the Extra Mile
Going the Extra Mile
by Michelle Collins | April 13, 2020
We have the power to make a difference in a woman’s life, like nurse Crane did, by caring for the extra mile.
Taking the Harder Path
Taking the Harder Path
by Michelle Collins | April 06, 2020
One of the qualities I so admire about the nuns is how they are able to separate their beliefs from what the patient needs.
Keeping These Bonds with Us, Always
Keeping These Bonds with Us, Always
by Michelle Collins | March 30, 2020
I am a midwife, and I am also a nurse, and have also, at times, best met women’s needs (through my midwife role) as their friend.
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