The mission of Midwifery Department is to prepare professional midwives who provide holistic care to women, newborns, and their families throughout the lifespan. This will positively reflect on decreasing maternal-newborn morbidity and mortality rates as well as improve the quality of health care services provided to women, newborns, and their families.
The philosophy of the Midwifery Department is embedded in the holistic framework of combining and integrating the medical and psychosocial models of care. The main concepts in this philosophy are person, environment, health, and midwifery
Persons (women, newborns & families) are complex and unique human beings with dignity, posses rights, and require individualized and holistic care.
It consists of the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. The environment affects the health and well-being of the person.
It is a state of physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual well-being across the life span.
It is a distinct profession with a specific scope of practice, roles and regulations, and legislation. Midwifery aims to promote, maintain, and restore health of women, newborns, and their families.