Women’s Choice in Childbirth. Really?

Women’s Choice in Childbirth. Really?

30th June 2021 12:00-14:00

This webinar is organised by Prof. Stella Villarmea in collaboration with the Center for Values Based Practice.
What do we mean by informed consent and shared decision-making in childbirth? Does informed consent just equate shared decision-making? Who, of all involved, has the final say? Birth care proposes key questions relating to knowledge, freedom, and what it means to be a human being. These questions will be explored by Prof. Brenda Kelly, Prof. Soo Downe and Prof. Stella Villarmea along with testimonials from individuals about their birthing experience.

12:00 Welcome and Introduction by Stella Villarmea
12:05 Childbirth: Hijacked – Personal Testimony
12:15 Everyday I advocate for human rights, but no one advocated for me on that day – Personal Testimony
12:25 Shared Decision Making in clinical practice: why so difficult? by Brenda Kelly
12:40 ‘You can have any colour car as long as it is black’: the illusion of choice and the childbirth menu by Soo Downe
12:55 ‘I´ve never felt so irrelevant in my life’: implicit bias in childbirth by Stella Villarmea
13:10 Discussion
13:40 Moving Forward – VBP in Childbirth Network
13:50 Closing remarks

Organizer Details:
Stella Villarmea
Professor of Philosophy, Complutense University of Madrid
Marie S. Curie Fellow, University of Oxford

The webinar hosted by the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care and will take place on 30 June 2021 on Zoom. You can register by clicking here

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