Prepares students for their first continuity of care experiences. A history of women and midwives in society and theories of families are introduced. Basic mental health screening is introduced. A history of women’s roles in society and theories of families are introduced. This unit develops students’ ability to work therapeutically/effectively. Discuss law related to consent, privacy and professional practice. Ethical theories and dilemmas are discussed. Evidence-informed decision-making with the woman is introduced.
Module 1: Women, Families and Social Support
Module 2: Introduction to Continuity Partnerships
Module 3: Communications for Partnership and Practice
Module 4: Introduction Ethics in Practice
Module 5: Legal Issues in Practice
Module 6: Clinical Reasoning and Evidence-informed Decision-making
Module 7: Reflective Practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the changing role of women in society and relate this to theories and models of 'the family' and the concept of 'social support'||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practice including screening for fetal anomalies, induced abortion, assisted reproduction, and same sex partners, and midwives ethical obligations in relationships||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply legal principles to discuss the right to self-determination, consent, privacy, false imprisonment and negligence as these apply in health care practice||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate sensitive and effective communication skills with women, their families and the maternity care team including advocacy as appropriate||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||commence, sustain, complete and reflect upon a minimum of two continuity experiences with pregnant women||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Kennedy, R., Richards, J., Leiman, T, 2014, Integrating Human Services Law, Ethics and Practice, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Australia. ISBN: 9780195578218.
- McDonald, F., Then, SN , 2014, Ethics Law & Health care: A guide for Nurses and Midwives , Palgrave-Macmillan , Australia. ISBN: 9781420256833.
- Please refer to the Midwifery Handbook for further information: ., ..
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.