The rapid development and attempts at standardization and professionalization of the modern version of midwifery in the U.S. has created debates and tension about what, exactly, should be contained within the internationally recommended 3-year midwife training program. The didactic (classroom) education and “numbers” of clinical encounters and births is one way to measure training and competency. Competencies in clinical judgment, intuition, multi-tasking, delegating, and other higher-order professional skills take longer to develop and depend on having an appropriate amount of time, experiences, and mentoring (ACME, n.d.; AlHaqwi & Taha, 2015; Anderson et al, 2017; Colebrook, 2017; ICM, 2012; West et.al., 2015).
Midwives today can be targeted during and after care for litigation. Therefore increasing malpractice costs, and decreasing access to midwives around the world.
This previous live seminar is now a self-paced, online, deeply thought, and action-provoking workshop that takes your education to the next level.
Augustine Colebrook has brought senior students and midwives the opportunity to access the tools to close your existing gaps in charting, acknowledge cultural competency, political reality, and design strength and confidence for the future. Practice moving through shared decision-making, telling the story, and protecting yourself during and after outcomes.
This course is designed at a pace that offers midwives a pause and look deeper at becoming the brave, intuitive, and smart provider.
Allow yourself to experience a career with balance, boundaries, longevity, and empowerment.
Hand-outs and redacted chart notes will be shared throughout the course.
All participants will be expected to sign confidentiality forms and no recording devices will be used.