University of Technology Sydney

92286 International Perspectives in Midwifery

6cp; 3hpw (workshop) x 4wks
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As students near the end of their course, this subject enables them to identify their role in Australia and in the wider community of midwifery. The implications and responsibilities that they are about to face as licensed practitioners is explored in relation to contemporary issues in the regulation of midwives. An exploration and critique of the ideologies associated with Western constructs of childbirth and maternity care allow for a new dimension in the students' learning. It examines the role of international bodies such as the World Health Organization in the maintenance of women's health and health care and the International Confederation of Midwives in the practice and regulation of midwifery.

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