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Illysa Foster, M.Ed, LPA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2017
  • Country: USA

Illysa Foster has worked with birthing families for over 10 years. She holds an M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin from 1997 and earned her CPM in 2007. Illysa practiced as a homebirth midwife and later became a licensed mental health provider. Illysa co-authored Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice (2011) and has presented at local, state and national conferences on the topic of professional ethics. Illysa has taught undergraduate students in psychology and child and family development at the community college and university level. She recently retired from midwifery practice and now runs a private psychotherapy practice, Cypress Tree Therapy, in San Marcos, Texas where she provides depth and body-centered therapy to treat conditions such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Illysa was recently hired as full time professor in Psychology at Texas State University.

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Ethical Practice: Boundaries, Scope and Competency
Professional ethics teaches us how to navigate the challenges of defining and upholding our boundaries to protect our clients, ourselves and our profession. Competency and scope of practice evolve as we build our professional skills and acquire relevant experience. Knowledge of bioethical principles, moral dilemmas and codes of ethics are essential (what we need to know). Virtue ethics (why we need to know) and fluid practice with ethical thinking (how we practice) are key to applying ethical thought to practice to uphold the midwifery model of care. The Midwives Ecological Model of Ethical Thinking (MEMET) illustrates the complexity of real-life ethical dilemmas in midwifery practice.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Ethical and Legal Issues, Scope of Practice for Midwives