“The Business of Being Born” In America and globally, we are known to do things differently apart from other countries, and sometimes it is beneficial, but by doing things differently; are we setting ourselves in the lead or few steps back? For hundred of years, women have wrestled with their womanhood,
Introduction The documentary Babies by Thomas Balmès is a film that takes place in four very different locations around the world. The documentary follows four babies and their families from when they are first born as they grow up and are able to walk. We watch Ponijao grow up in Namibia, Bayar grow up in Mongolia, Hattie grow up in San Francisco, and Mari grow up in Tokyo. Because the babies are from such different places, the documentary allows us to see what it is like growing up in cultures that we are currently unfamiliar with. The film opens up your eyes to the various forms of living in other areas around the world. In this paper, I will discuss the universal themes I noticed, my personal reflection of the film, the various
Chosen health and social care professionals Midwife Health care assistant Nurse The role of a MIDWIFE. The roles and responsibilities in midwifery are; Providing an effective care and support to the patient and for their babies during labour
Currently, majority of Australian women deliver their babies Although the security of Australia is grateful, the social inclusion was disregarded. (In text) described the lack of interpreting services in Australian hospitals and an absence of personal and communal care impacted on their experiences giving birth. Frequently, normal births became confusing or difficult for the midwife to manage, and with a language barrier it can become exacerbated due to stress of the women. (In text) have researched in responses from the women’s culture can vary from healthcare to healthcare professionals, with younger women displaying preparedness to report and identify discrimination. They believe the problems lie within the health care, coupled with the inability of women who require attention, not within the healthcare system itself, but more likely individual social attitudes which are the women’s rights to be treated (in text). Stress, depression, hopelessness and feelings of hostility can play a part from the language barriers. Without understanding each other the midwife and women would not achieve a good professional relationship. Without the rapport, labour and birth is compromised by the frustrations on the midwife and women due to the language barrier. This compromised by the lack of verbal
Maternity care in the United States is in jeopardy. There is an increasing trend of shortages of obstetrician-gynecologists and family physicians that once provided vital maternity care. With almost half of the nation’s counties lacking an obstetric provider, approximately ten million women are affected. Obstetricians-gynecologist themselves are also feeling the burdens of the understaffed hospitals and clinics with prolonged work hours. These medical professionals who dedicate their very lives to the field and the care of women are under a great amount of pressure and stress due to the shrinking workforce. Furthermore, interest amongst the youth is necessary in order to have an ample amounts of physicians available to replace the increasing
From the results, it is evident that the interventions were effective in increasing ANC coverage and improving other pregnancy related issues that emerged as a result of lack of or insufficient ANC. They addressed the common problems that affected the utilization of ANC, these included: maternal knowledge, accessibility to health care facilities and financial difficulties. Accordingly, as doctors and future practitioners, it is imperative that as we provide maternal and antenatal care, we structure the health care services we provide around the patient and cater to a patient's individual preferences, needs and concerns. We are advised to accommodate the patient as much as we can, which means providing them with care that is specific to them
In 2015, I started working as a pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse, and throughout my journey, I provided care to a various family with children with special need. Every family is different, some were made of a single mother and her children, some were extended families, and most importantly every mother
I was able to display an awareness of how one's values, belief impact on practice. The promotion of breastfeeding on the maternity unit and neonatal unit highlight this. Transcultural care is transferred into nursing practice, regardless of cultural differences a nurse needs to gain the trust of the service user.
Tertiary prevention is being provided, because the main focus is young girls and women who are already pregnant and the goal is to provide expectant mothers with a relationship the can count on. A committed and compassionate nurse make regular home visits over 30 months from before birth until the baby is age 2. The nurse can reach a vulnerable family in ways that others can’t. For low income young woman at risk, a nurse is trusted, respected, and accessible figure.
The problems in our medical system is that they don’t treat and see pregnancies and labor as a natural stage that a women may have, they want to treat it as a medical conditions and is not we as women are able to give birth and survive without any drugs women in the past did it and we can also do it. Pregnancies and births are a business in todays society and hospitals and doctors are the ones that are making a great profit from this. One thing that can be done to help with this issues is educating women because most of us are very terrified of labor because is being portray as a very unpleasant experience, doctors should also have more experience on natural births since most of them don’t get to see a natural birth. Another things that can be done is for doctors to recommend women to have their kids in a natural way with out drugs and with midwives, also doctors should work more closely with
[pic] Finding out what is important to the woman and her family. As Page (2000) states, in providing woman centred care, it is important to understand the woman together with her values, worries and hopes for her pregnancy. In Jill’s case, it was important for the midwife and student to approach her as a pregnant woman and not as woman with diabetes who
Pregnant women with social risk factors lack of psychological and finical resources, and on Medicaid are at a higher risk for negative pregnancy outcomes. These women require support, guidance, and assistance from health or social services that can meet with them geographically and psychologically (Glavin, 2013). Nurses all
X” was really helpful when looking at the global health aspect of maternal health. Mrs. X was just an example of the real life obstacles that people go through all around the world. It was realistic enough, but to have the real life Mrs. X examples from Malawi and Northern Ghana increased the authenticity of the topic. Mrs. X died due to several factors such as lack of prenatal care, hemorrhage, and poverty. I thought the use of legitimate examples created a realistic view from the audience that would not have been present otherwise. To complement the form of education Grace used that I agree with, I also agreed with the views and details Grace presented during the presentation. The ideas she emphasized were not just focused on one society over another. Her views were globally, which created the importance of maternal and child health world
The qualitative study used for the study conducted by Oster, Mayan, and Toth (2013) was ethnography. Ethnography is a method of describing a culture and the behaviours that are exhibited (Barroso & Cameron, 2013, p. 179). The limitation to utilizing this research method in Oster, Mayan, and Toth’s study, which
Assignment 2: Professional Midwifery Portfolio Philosophy: I believe as a Midwifery Student at Australian Catholic University (ACU) that childbirth is a natural life process. Within my philosophy, my aim is to provide a women-centred care based on evidence- based practice. Also the importance of supporting women with cultural variation, social circumstance and understanding other specific needs throughout the woman’s pregnancy. The women-centred care is an essential quality to a midwife as it ensure that the women is educated in healthy lifestyle choices within pregnancy, childbirth and during parenthood. This relationship of “women-centred care” is the key to midwifery practices as Australian College of Midwives (2009) refers to the philosophy of maternity care that promotes a holistic approach by recognising each women’s social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural needs. In retrospect, it is important to reflect on your past experiences during your midwifery practice but also your life beyond midwifery.