All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.
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Speaker(s): Manju Chhugani
Facilitator(s): Karen Wilmot
Respectful maternity care (RMC) is a universal human right that is due to every childbearing woman in every health system around the world. Women’s experiences with maternity caregivers can empower and comfort them, or inflict lasting damage and emotional trauma. Method: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted in three selected health facilities of New Delhi. Data was collected from sixty three health professionals working in labor rooms to assess the practices adopted by them regarding RMC using self developed observational checklist which was based on the EMC charter. Result: Ranking of RMC performance standards domains were done based on mean score. Standard VI- Left without care was ranked I, Standard II – right to information and preferred choice was not considered was ranked II, Standard VII-Detained or confined against was ranked III, Standard III- Confidentiality and Privacy was ranked IV, Standard I- Physical harm was ranked V, Standard IV – Dignity and Respect was ranked VI and Standard V- Provision of Equitable Care was ranked VII. Conclusion: Facilities based respectful maternity care for all women in labor should be encouraged irrespective of their socioeconomic status. Failure to adopt patient centered approach and lack of health system resources have been identified as major contributing factor for disrespect during labor.