All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.
Change the programme view at the top right of the calendar or search at top left – Search CATEGORIES and KEYWORDS (ie. Student Stream and Spanish).
Speaker: Nancy Geregl
Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt
I am an international student in Australia.
My presentation is about a reproductive health issue for women in Papua New Guinea. We have high incidence of cervical cancer in every health facilities. The mother come during the late stage of cervical cancer. My study seeks to find out the factors preventing women from seeking medical help earlier. Then by analyzing my data I will find solutions to help mothers to get necessary cervical cancer screening and treatment early.
Speaker: Hazel Keedle
Facilitator: Red Miller
In this presentation midwife and academic Hazel Keedle offers 10 steps for student midwives to keep their passion for midwifery alive during their training and into their midwifery career. The steps cover both practical and important areas that will keep students, and midwives, connected and inspired during their important yet challenging career as a midwife.
Facilitator(s): Carol Maringa
Description: Images of labouring women and childbirth have long been censored on social media, having previously been grouped in a category that Instagram and owners, Facebook, deemed ‘too offensive for the public eye’. However, after an online petition in 2018, Instagram proceeded to change its censorship rules, allowing previously banned images to be freely shared across the screens of our digital devices.
Drawing on the opinions of birth professionals, this cafe style discussion will explore a set of pre-selected images that will undoubtedly inspire, challenge and change the way birth is viewed in all its forms. Following a short presentation, participants will be encouraged to collectively reflect on how, as midwives and consumers entering the next decade, such images will influence and change our understanding of birthing choices.
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Speaker: Raquel Justiniano
Facilitator: Marcela Mendoza
Si bien sabemos que es importante comprender como las intervenciones obstétricas pueden reducir los efectos patológicos del parto, aprenderíamos mucho más al comprender la fisiología del trabajo de parto y parto y como podemos favorecer su desenvolvimiento. En nuestro contexto global y también latinoamericano, se estudian e investigan nuevos enfoques sobre las patologías del embarazo y el parto, llevando a nuevos diagnósticos e intervenciones obstétricas para salvar la vida del binomio en riesgo. Sin embargo, dejamos poco espacio para investigaciones que se enfoquen en el estudio propio de la fisiología del embarazo y nacimiento. A pesar de que el trabajo de parto y parto son los aspectos más regulados y controlados en la vida de las mujeres, muchos juicios y decisiones importantes se toman en un contexto de incertidumbre, con información imperfecta, y resultados preocupantes. En esta sesión analizaremos recientes investigaciones sobre la fisiología del parto y como estas están desafiando muchas creencias firmemente arraigadas en la práctica cotidiana de muchos profesionales que asisten embarazos y nacimientos.
English: Scientific evidence on normal birth
The language barrier is a key factor why midwives and student midwives in Latin American countries can not access (or it may take years before there is a translated source) to latest research on midwifery/ mother-infant health. My intention is to share and provide research evidence on normal birth. Share published articles translated into Spanish. And reference the book “Squaring the circle” for various topics about normal birth, women´s experience during childbirth, and the long term impact on the mother and infant health.
I want to encourage and challenge student midwives to look into new research, learn and share evidence based practices to promote change in our birth culture and educational institutions.
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Speakers: Midwifery students from Georgetown University and Oxford Brookes University; Faculty members Cindy Farley and Ethel Burns.
Facilitator: Lorraine Mockford
Midwifery students from Georgetown University, US, and Oxford Brookes University, UK, were connected by e-mail prior to a Short Term Study Abroad to explore midwifery in the UK by US students. Called “Inter-Pals”, short for International Internet Pen Pals, this introduction via e-mail began conversations and relationships that set the stage for a successful in-person exchange. Once US students were welcomed at Oxford Brookes University, the Interpals were placed together with other midwifery students in small groups and given time to share US and UK midwifery practices. Each small group then summarized their comparisons to the whole class. Reflections were collected; overall feedback from both US and UK students was extremely positive. This presentation will describe the virtual and real time sharing structured jointly by the US and UK faculty and the learning from this experience by several Interpal US and UK participants.
Facilitator: Tanya Belcheff
Midwives can make a difference in the health policy arena for women’s health by advocating for social justice and the common good. Political participation is addressed but not a focus in basic midwifery education as students and faculty are prioritizing the acquisition and application of foundational midwifery knowledge and skills to become safe beginning clinicians. However, once new graduates step out into practice, they begin to realize the importance of legislation and regulation on the ability to practice to the full extent of their training and expertise. Student midwives need to have foundational skills in political advocacy in addition to beginning skills in midwifery care in order to make significant positive change.
The governing body of the World Health Organization let the political will of 194 nations be known in declaring 2020 the Year of the Midwife. It is a wonderful opportunity for those involved in care of childbearing women to organize small groups of practicing professionals and students to speak to legislators and regulators on ways to address the critical issues of our time. This presentation will discuss ways to use this momentum to press for laws and policies that are equitable to all people, provide respectful maternity care as a human right, and assure all women everywhere access to a midwife.
Speaker: Hannah Slack and Beatrice Bennett
Facilitator: Jennifer Akuamoah-Boeteng
Description: Childbirth is a popular topic for mainstream factual television. Reality TV shows, like One Born Every Minute and Delivering Babies, attract large audiences but it was unclear how that might influence students’ decisions to study midwifery.
The objectives were to investigate student midwives’ experiences of viewing childbirth on mainstream factual television and to explore implications for career intentions and potential pedagogical uses of television excerpts in midwifery education.
Following four focus groups and thematic analysis, four main themes were agreed upon:
- a) Changed Perspectives on Televised Childbirth
- b) Representations of Midwives and Social Implications
- c) Representation of Childbirth and Social Implications
- d) The Role of Televising Childbirth in Midwifery Education
We will discuss the research that was undertaken, the findings with explanations and the conclusions that have followed on from this, including future recommendations.
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