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Midwifery Education Practice in Uganda

Debra
Midwifery Education Practice in Uganda
Bike ambulance driver Grace Kakyo transports a patient in northern Uganda. Photo courtesy CA Bikes Alternatives to traditional ambulances are improving health access In the absence of an ambulance, patients — especially women in labor — have challenges accessing the nearest health facility. In some districts in Africa, women travel......
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Conversations around race, racism and ’unconscious bias’

Debra
Conversations around race, racism and ’unconscious bias’
There have been a number of reports over the past year pointing to poor outcomes for black and brown women during pregnancy and childbirth. Benash Nazmeen, Specialist cultural liaison midwife and Illyin Morrison, founder of Mixing up motherhood, discuss the race, rhetoric and “unconscious bias” across maternity services. They explore......
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Disproportionate levels of bullying and racism in obstetrics and gynaecology

Paul
Disproportionate levels of bullying and racism in obstetrics and gynaecology
Young medics working in obstetrics and gynaecology are more likely to experience bullying and racism, and less likely to receive support than colleagues in other specialisms new data reveals. Reporting on comments made by Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the GMC at the recent NHS Confederation conference, the Daily Telegraph......
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What We Need to Thrive?

Paul
In 2011, one of the Society of African and Caribbean Midwives (SoAC) leaders embarked on the journey of becoming a Mary Seacole Leadership. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr ‘Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ Embarking on......
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Conversations around Race, Racism and ’Unconscious Bias’

Paul
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Benash Nazmeen, Specialist Cultural Liaison Midwife, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Illiyin Morrison, Founder of Mixing up Motherhood; Midwife; Hypnobirthing teacher and Mum discuss Conversations around race, racism and ’unconscious bias’: moving from rhetoric to changing ourselves, our environment and our practice at the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2021....
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Challenging racism across the maternity services

Paul
Challenging Racism
In recent months the circumstances around inequality and race have been at the forefront of our minds. The deaths in the United States of black men at the hands of police has caused huge distress and spawned protests across the world, as images were flashed across the internet. In the......