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Teaching about obesity: Caring, compassion, communication and courage in midwifery education

Scamell, M. and Olander, E. K. (2016). Teaching about obesity: Caring, compassion, communication and courage in midwifery education. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(7), pp. 494-499. doi: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.7.494

Abstract

Teaching innovation can be used to promote the 6Cs in one of the most purportedly stigmatising areas of maternity care: obesity. As rates of maternal obesity continue to rise, getting this area of care right becomes more urgent. Although a great deal has been published about the unsatisfactory and stigmatising impact that staff attitudes can have on those with obesity, there is relatively little on how this problematic area of care should be taught to the next generation of midwives. This article presents a case study of learning about obesity management at the pre-registration, undergraduate level. The case study described is an effort to move away from what is currently largely an academic debate, towards a set of tangible practice recommendations.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Case study, Obesity, Compassion, Pre-registration midwifery education
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15434
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