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Wednesoay ju~ 151992- The V chrgan Us y Summer Weeky -3

Swainis
finalist
for spot
at U. of
An zona
by Both Echlin
Daily Staff Reporter
Mary Ann Swain, Associate Vice
President of Student Affairs, is one of
five finalists for the position of aca-
demic Provost at the University of Ari-
zona.
The position is one of chief aca-
demic advisor for the University of
Arizonaonallacademic issues, includ-
ing promotion of faculty and staff.
The selection process is conducted
by the Provost Search Committee,.
which consists of faculty, administra-
tion and the Student Body President.
The committee narrowed the field
of prospective candidates and submit-
ted the final list to the University of
Arizona's president yesterday.
Swain, who has been a part of the
University for29years, wasagraduate
student in psychology before taking a
position asfull professor in the School
of Nursing.
Swainassumedher current position
in 1983 and most recently was the in-
terim Vice President of Student Affairs
until Maureen Hartford was appointed'
tth win lanav

Guns and poses
(At right) The 1st Pennsylvania Regiment and the
64th Regiment of Foot demonstrate the difference
between rifles and a musket during a mock skir-
mish. The "battle" took place at the Henry Ford
Museum and Greenfield Village Colonial Life
Festival Saturday. The festival was held to
comemmorate the beginning of America with
music, military life and crafts. (Above) Louis Long
of Troy covers his ears to muffle the noise coming
from muskets being fired at the Colonial Life
Festival in Dearborn Saturday.
U' nurse-mdwives deliver popular service
New breed of birthing assistants labors to help with-baby bust generation

by J. J Daubenmier rector Barbara Petersen. "There is a
Women who are tired of assembly- high consumer demand for nurse-mid-
line birth procedures now have a new wives by women once they find out
choice in their prenatal and postnatal about it from other women."
care,asaresultof theUniversity Nurse- The practice of nurse-midwifery is
Midwifery Program. The School of notlimitedtoattendingmothersatbirth.
Nursing implemented the program in "Nurse-midwives treat women over the
1990 and graduated its first class-all life span. They do well-woman exams
six students - this spring. - including Pap smears and breast
Jody Lori, one of the recent gradu- exams - preconception counseling,
ates,said womenmightchoose anurse- pregnancy care,postpartumfollow-ups,
midwife to assist them through the
birthing process because the nurse- 'Graduating our first class ofn
wifery philosophy is client-centered toward alleviating the shortage
and includes a lot of patient-teaching. nearby states.'
'The patient gets to make a lot of
decisions and maintain a lot of con- University Nu
trol," she said.
Amy Broaddus, another recent
graduate of the program, has been a and contraceptive planning," Petersen
nurse for12years,buttshe wasattracted said. "They also manage the care of
to this program because she was par normal newbons."
ticularly interested in women's health. Petersen said the practice of nurse-
Being a nurse-midwife gave her the midwifery in Michigan is aresponse to
opportunity to do clinical work and the decreasing numberof obstetricians
"really deliver health care," she said. in the state and high infant mortality
In August, Broaddus will begin rates in certain areas.
work at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Themainreason for the fewer num-
where her skills are badlyneeded."Pri- ber of obstetricians can be blamed on
marily, I will attend teen-moms and Michigan's insurance premiums.
unmarried young women," Broaddus "Michigan has high liability insurance
said. premiums - too expensive for physi-
For whatever reason one chooses a cians, so they just leave the state,"
midwife over a regular physician, the
art of midwifery is appealing to many
Michiganwomen,consideringitsgrow-
ing popularity.Forinstance,in 1985,at
Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, two nurse- Hairstyling to Please!
midwives delivered 85 births, com-
pared to the 21 nurse-midwives who 6 Barber Stylists-
delivered.1,000babiesin 1991.Gener- No waiting
ally,allnursemid-wifebirthstake place DASCOLA STYLISTS
in hospitals or birthing centers.
"The trend is partly due to high opposite
client satisfaction," said Program Di- Jacobson's 668-9329

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Petersen said. "While many obstetri- ticebeganin1981.Yet,Petersennoted,
cians are being driven out, nurse-mid- "People would leave the state to get
wives have not been hit with these high theirnurse-midwifery degree, but then
insurance premiums." they wouldn't come back."
Nurse-midwives have not been In 1985, the University recognized
forced to deal withhigh insurance pre- theneedformorehealthcareproviders
miums, since they only assist at normal for Michigan women during and after
or uncomplicated births. If a problem their pregnancies. A series of planning
arises anytime during the care proce- and collaboration with the Michigan
dures, a physician is consulted, DepartmentofHealthestablishedapro-
Broaddus said. gram in the School of Nursing.
"Graduatingourfirstclassofnurse-
urse-midwives is a first step midwivesisafirststep towardalleviat-
of obstetrical care in this and ing the shortage of obstetrical care in
this and nearby states," Petersen said.
- Barbara Petersen, Currently,onecontroversialrequire-
se-Midwifery program director ment, and possible drawback for the
Nurse-Midwife Program, is that only
nurses are accepted into the program.
In 1978,publichealthlawsandcodes Broaddussaidotherschoolsacceptnon-
were modified because of the escalat nurses who receive intensive nursing
ing infant mortality rates in the state of training as a supplement to the nurse-
Michigan. The actual midwifery prac- wifery training.
Attention Advertisers
i~Tje ,*l(I~~3itt ~ i~1~Business Office
Will be
We apologize for
July 20 Hany inconvenience
this cauSeS.

Swain
Hartford met Swain during the in-
terview process. Hartford said Swain
will be missed if she decides to accept
the position in Arizona.
"I think it would be sad for the
University of Michigan toloseher.We
don't have awhole lot of women in the
administration," Hartford said. Of the
11 executive officers at the University,
Hartford is the only female.
Donald Swain, Associate Director
of Admissions and husband of Mary
AnnSwain,saidthatwhileshewas"not
unhappy here" it is good to look at
"other opportunities."
Mary Ann Swain said she is unde-
cided as to whether or not she will
accept thejob,should the University of
Arizona offer it.

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