Physically Disabled Women : A Case Study

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Physically Disabled women: A Case Study

For the presentation of this case study the client group that will be discussed by the author are physically disabled women. The author gained an interest in this client group after caring for a women in labour with a physical disability. What the author took from caring for this lady is that physically disabled women face a lot of challenges when it comes to embarking on parenthood. In addition to trying to deliver the best and most beneficial start to their babies throughout pregnancy, at birth and through parenthood, women in this group can face challenges in getting suitable support and information to allow them to get ready physiologically and plan for birth.

The purpose of this case study is to gain more of an understanding of physically disabled women’s experiences, what their information needs are when accessing maternity services and also how their experiences made them feel in their journey to becoming a mother. Midwives need to ensure physically disabled mothers are able to access the full range of services and have their individual needs met (RCN, 2007). In 1995 the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced giving important rights to people with disabilities to be able to access social and health services and not be discriminated against (Legislation.gov.uk, 2015). The Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2015 (NMC) state that people should be treated as individuals, respect their dignity and you…
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