Fonds - Alison Rice fonds

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Alison Rice fonds

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  • 1976-2001 (Creation)
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    Rice, Alison

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60.9 cm of textual records.
7 photographs : col.
1 audio tape.

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Alison Rice is Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing at UBC. She obtained a Midwifery Diploma from the Birmingham Maternity Hospital, a Bachelor's in Science (Nursing) from UBC, and a Masters of Science from the University of California San Francisco, where she was a Maternal Nurse Associate. She became a Registered Midwife (College of Midwives of British Columbia) in 1998. In the early 1980s, along with Elaine Carty and a number of nurses, physicians, and midwives, Rice helped establish the Low Risk Clinic. The Low Risk Clinic was a pilot project for midwives that operated out of Grace Hospital; it later developed into the Nurse Midwifery Service. Rice was a dedicated advocate for the legal recognition and designation of midwifery as a health profession in British Columbia. After several years of advocacy, consultation, and public hearings, in 1998 midwifery became a publicly funded, legally regulated profession in B.C. under the BC Health Professions Act.
Rice had a long-standing interest in issues pertaining to women's health. During her time at UBC, she taught courses on the health care of women, and wrote and presented papers on the topics of midwifery, neo-natal care and maternal nursing. Rice was the first nurse-practitioner to practice in the Planned Parenthood/Vancouver Clinic, playing a central role in the development of their Cap and Diaphragm Clinics. She has also worked with the Vancouver Status of Women and the Center of Excellence in Women's Health. In addition to her teaching and advocacy, Rice was involved with the Maternal Health Society and served as a past president of the Midwives Association of British Columbia.

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The fonds consists of lectures, papers, proposals, reports, correspondence, clippings, published materials, photographs and one audio tape relating to Rice's research and publishing activities, her work with various professional associations, and advocacy for the professional regulation of midwifery in B.C. The fonds also contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes and other administrative records from Rice's involvement with the Nurse Midwifery Service at Grace Hospital. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Education (1980-1, 1993); Published Writing, Proposals, Lectures and Research Materials (1977-2002); Nurse Midwifery Service (1983-1991); Professional Associations (1976-1992); Professional Regulation of Midwifery (1978-1999, predominant 1987-1997); UBC Midwifery Degree Program (2000-2001) and Audio (1997).

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-1035

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