University of Technology Sydney

92372 Working with Diversity

6cp; 4hpw To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first four weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face to face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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This subject examines the role of the midwife when working with women and families who have social or emotional complexities. Challenging issues, such as the role of the midwife in complying with child protection and other relevant legislation, are included. Students also explore the diverse complexities for women and their families who have, for example, experienced stillbirth, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, child protection involvement or an admission to a psychiatric facility in the puerperium. The subject builds on students' understanding of the community resources available to women and their families who require additional support. Legal, ethical and professional issues regarding the challenges in midwifery care are covered. Appropriate referral pathways are explored in this subject as well as working effectively within the multidisciplinary team. Communication skills addressing these diverse topics are developed and trialled by students within facilitated workshops.

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