Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free Webinar Regarding Informed Consent and Refusal in Maternity Care

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services is hosting a free webinar on Friday, June 19, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern)/10:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific) regarding informed consent and refusal in maternity care.

Description from the CIMS home page:

It’s time to put women back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their maternity care decisions. CIMS’ experts have examined how current laws and professional practice guidelines affect patient decision-making in maternity care, and demonstrate in this FREE Webinar how patient access to evidence-based research is particularly important during a time when perinatal mortality and morbidity rates, interventions, and disparities are on the rise in the U.S.

If you are a nurse, this webinar qualifies for continuing education certification. See the CIMS website for more details: http://www.motherfriendly.org/

I would encourage women of childbearing age and those who may influence those who are to take this hour and half to better inform yourself about maternity rights in America. The days of putting your life and the life of your baby in the hands of "professionals" is over. While there is a dire need for intervention in emergency cases, the intrusive approach to labor and delivery has become unconscionable. Please be informed.

Sign up here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/594055522