Midwifery Politics, Now & Then

Opinion #166 ~ “Informed Refusal” ~ notes: Almost universally, informed consent laws have been liberalized … from the relatively paternalistic “professional or reasonable physician” standard to the “materiality of patient viewpoint” standard. … In the “patient viewpoint” standard, a physician must disclose … the risks and benefits that a reasonable person in the patient’s position would want to know in order […]

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Never forget: Our immediate goal for any legislation affecting healthy childbearing women and midwives is an “honest bill“. Our long-term goal is an “Honorable Peace” btw women (as mothers & midwives) and 21st-century obstetrics as a surgical specialty. Learning to ‘Love the Bomb’ while working for an ‘Honorable Peace’ with obstetrical medicine Unfortunately for midwives, becoming […]

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