Photo of a nurse talking to a pregnant woman

Nursing’s Mary Franklin comments on practicing midwifery during a pandemic

Midwifery in the pandemic: changing roles and challenges Mary Franklin, director of the Nurse Midwifery Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, commented on the changing roles for midwives during the pandemic, including a move toward more telehealth, how the wearing of personal protective equipment has made it a challenge to connect personally to patients, and how the pandemic may end up moving forward a movement to give midwives “full practice authority” for childbirth.