Deepens students' knowledge and builds upon their understanding of the social determinants of health from a midwifery perspective. Explores the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth change peoples’ lives. This knowledge will be provide the basis for the midwife to become an educator to support the woman and/or her partner as decision-makers in optimising the health of the woman and her baby. Ethical theories and dilemmas are discussed.
- Optimising woman and baby well-being across the childbearing continuum
- Midwife as educator – pregnancy
- Providing and supporting midwifery continuity of care
- Reflection on and in practice
Introduction to ethics in 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 midwife’s role as educator to support women and/or partner in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the woman and her baby during pregnancy||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practice||Ethical practice|
|3||apply legal principles to discuss the woman’s right in health care practice||Ethical practice|
|4||reflect on clinical learning and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision-making||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate evidence of midwifery competency, including continuity, based upon the NMBA Competency Standards||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Clarke, E, 2015, Law and Ethics for Midwifery, Routledge , Oxon.
- Glover, P, Lewis, L, McNeill, L, Costins, P, Warland, J, Kew, C, Bradfield, Z, Kuliukas, L, Staff, L, Burns, Mannix, T, Taylor, L, & Brady, 2017, Midwifery, 1st edn, Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-730-34460-5.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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