Facilitating choice for women and their families

Facilitating informed choice is an important part of all midwives, birth and maternity workers roles. It is crucial that childbearing women and their families are supported to make informed decisions throughout their journeys through maternity services. It can be difficult to ensure that a woman’s individual choices are optimised at all times and it is important that we seek ways to address these difficulties and overcome the barriers in daily practice.Authors: Sheena Byrom & Anna Byrom

Instructed by: All4Maternity . in: , , ,

Course Description

Introduction

Facilitating informed choice is an important part of all midwives, birth and maternity workers roles. It is crucial that childbearing women and their families are supported to make informed decisions throughout their journeys through maternity services. It can be difficult to ensure that a woman’s individual choices are optimised at all times and it is important that we seek ways to address these difficulties and overcome the barriers in daily practice.

Aims and objectives

The following module aims to supplement the article of the month in the November issue of The Practising Midwife: Feeley C (2017) Key Concepts in Care, The Practising Midwife, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp 8-11. You can read this article here. (please add hyperlink to the article)

We recommend reading the article and then completing this module.

By the end of the module you will:

  • Have knowledge of the importance of supporting choice in clinical practice
  • Appreciate ways to facilitate and support choice in practice
  • Understand approaches to communicating with women and families about risk and evidence
    Keywords and links:
    Choice, childbearing, autonomy

Ethics, midwifery practice

Curriculum

  • Module
    • Module Objectives
      • Video
      • References and Resources
      • Activities
      • Question 1
      • Question 2
      • Question 3
      • Question 4
      • Question 5
      • Question 6
      • Question 7
      • Question 8
      • Question 9
      • Question 10

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