A woman's right to trust her care team during childbirth
What is it about?
This paper is an examination of the phenomena of women experiencing maltreatment, lies, abuse, coercion, and pathologization of the natural processes of birth in the hospital setting.
Why is it important?
Women place their trust in the medical system when they give birth. From a vulnerable position, women must be able to trust that the treatment they receive will honor their inherent dignity, autonomy and well-being. Sometimes they experience the opposite. Physicians, midwives, nurses and staff are committed to providing safe and dignified care, so it is important that we examine the phenomena to see where the experience can be improved.
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