ICM's Professional Framework for Midwifery
Drawing on years of conversations and collaborations, we have developed a new and improved professional framework for midwifery to reflect the evolution of our profession and better represent midwifery as it exists today.
Why do we need a professional framework?
Every profession needs a structure to support it, strengthen it and guide its development. In most cases, this structure is known as a professional framework and is made up of all the elements required before an occupation can be considered a profession.
As a unique health profession, midwifery has a unique professional framework. Other professions, such as nursing or teaching, have their own frameworks that are specific to the work they do. The ICM professional framework for midwifery acts as an informative and guiding tool for ICM, its members, partners and stakeholders.