Pandora is currently employed as a Midwifery Capacity Building Consultant for the Syrian Conflict. She obtained a BSc in Nursing and induction into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society of Nursing from John Hopkins University, a MSc in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Alabama. She has gained over 23 years of nursing and midwifery experience whilst working in a wide variety of healthcare settings in the USA, Caribbean, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. While in the US, she served primarily in socially, culturally and economically diverse inner- city practices in Atlanta and Baltimore/DC area. In the countries where she has worked, Dr. Hardtman has actively supported numerous women’s rights issues, including campaigning against the practice of physically restraining pregnant prisoners, One Billion Rising for Justice /anti GBV and championing the return to normal evidence based birth.
She believes that Midwives need to continue to ‘push past the perineum’ highlighting that Midwives do more than catch babies.
Pandora Hardtman RN, CNM, DNP