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Lesley Page, CBE, PhD, MSc, BA, RM, HFRCM, Hon DSc

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2017, GOLD Midwifery 2019
  • Country: United Kingdom

Professor Lesley Page CBE PhD, MSc, BA (open), HFRCM, Honorary DSc, RM, RMT. served as President of the Royal College of Midwives from April 2012 till June 2017. Lesley has considerable international experience. She has over 300 publications. Lesley was the first professor of midwifery in the UK at Thames Valley University and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. Throughout her career Lesley Has continued to be involved in hands on practice. She is Visiting Professor of Midwifery at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, Honorary Research Fellow Oxford Brookes University and Adjunct Professor University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University Australia. Lesley received the International Alumni Award University of Technology Sydney in 2013 and was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Sc by University of West London in November 2013. In 2014 she was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to midwifery. The emphasis of her current work is the humanization of maternity care.

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Midwives with women in the world: the world of women and midwives, worlds within worlds.
I will consider aspects of midwifery important to every woman and her baby, every father/parent, no matter where they live, and no matter what their circumstances. We will consider worlds within worlds, starting with the baby as the whole world, moving to worlds of midwifery and current influences, worlds of women, worlds of health care and health care politics, worlds of science and publication. I will end with our achievements and how they might be extended to support reproductive rights, humanized maternity care and the best start in life, for all.
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Humanising Birth
Humanising birth is an approach that recognises the significance of birth not only to the baby being born, the woman becoming mother, and her family, but also to society. Humanisation of birth goes beyond a focus on medical care and simply reducing mortality and morbidity. Humanisation of birth aims to give the best start in life; supports reduction of the excessive medicalization of birth, while ensuring appropriate and balanced medical care is accessible to all women, their babies and families. We will consider the wider politics, international and national, the status of women, developing health services policy and organization, human rights in birth, broadening our science base to include all relevant evidence, and the development of humanised maternity systems and practice. Moving from broad views to focus on practice will provide the opportunity to think, reflect, develop ideas and to act, for everyone involved in maternity care.