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Professor of MADwifery and Eminence-Based Practice: Childbirth and Medicalisation Madness


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Events, (2018, May 2). Professor of MADwifery and Eminence-Based Practice: Childbirth and Medicalisation Madness. Psychreg on Events. https://www.psychreg.org/childbirth-and-medicalisation/
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Time: 12:00nn–1:00pm
Date: 02 May 2018, Wednesday
Venue: CS801, Level 8, Clinical Service Building
Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street

For further information please email: nmh@vuw.ac.nz or phone 04 463 5363

Please feel free to drop by with your lunch and to bring your colleagues along.

In this spoof, Professor Davis highlights the way that the medicalisation of phenomena such as childbirth, works at both a discursive and a physiological level to construct childbearing women, their physiological responses to labour and experiences of child birth.

Professor Deborah Davis is Clinical Chair of Midwifery; a joint appointment with ACT Government, Health Directorate and the Faculty of Health in the University of Canberra.

Professor Davis is a midwife with an extensive career in clinical practice (midwifery-led, continuity models of care), midwifery education and research. She is also active in the profession serving four years on the Board of Directors for the Australian College of Midwives, two of those as Vice President. Professor Davis is committed to improving maternity services for childbearing women through midwifery education, research and service development. She has contributed chapters to pre-eminent midwifery textbooks, co-developed the world’s first midwifery MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on evidence-based practice, published extensively in scholarly journals and plays a leadership role in service development in the ACT.

Professor Davis’ research interests focus on midwifery-led care and the promotion of wellness in pregnancy. She has a particularly interest in place of birth and the way that place impacts not only on the experiences and outcomes for childbearing women but also the practice of the midwife.

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