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Clients, Colleagues, or Critics? Negotiating Gaps between evidence and community standards

by Saraswathi Vedam, Professor and Principal, Birth Place Lab at UBC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
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What does emerging science on neurobiology and epigenetics tell us about decision making in pregnancy, labour and birth? Does birth place matter? Should caesarean reduction be the goal? How long is labour? How long is human gestation? How accurate is an ultrasound date? What happens when clients want care that does not align with community standard? How do our messages about evidence and risk affect quality and safety?
What do women say? What do providers believe? This session will explore new patient-centered outcomes from research on quality, safety, risk and responsibility. Together we will review and discuss emerging tools and strategies to facilitate conversations about the best available evidence and respectful maternity care.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: List 3 key findings of recent research on women's experiences of and preferences for decision making in maternity care.
Objective 2: Discuss the interaction of culture and race with birth decisions and provider-patient conflict.
Objective 3: Identify 2 methods to promote respectful maternity care through interprofessional education or communication.
Objective 4: Engage in a self-evaluation of their own dialogue style and transparency around provider opinion and bias.
Objective 5: Describe 3 specific strategies for effecting change or compromise when there is conflict between the best available evidence and client preferences, consultant recommendations, or community standards

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks