Midwifery in an intercultural context 2

Seminar, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

This course helps to gain understanding of the specific aspects of women’s health in a global context. The students discuss women’s health reports, gender studies, health promotion and prevention, and good practice examples. The course focuses on aspects of ethnomedicine in maternity care and on sexual and reproductive health and midwifery practice in different sociocultural contexts and integrates information about international organizations, initiatives and networks as well as international examples of midwifery practice.

Learning outcomes

• The students can
• implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies
• set up their own midwifery business
• contribute new ideas to advance midwifery knowledge
• warrant quality of midwifery health care by implementing new medical evidence acquired in continuing professional development
• represent their own decisions towards the outside
• recognize the scope of midwifery responsibility and assist the physician to provide specialist prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal midwifery care needed in the case of suspected abnormal and dangerous conditions.
• search for evidence based findings in national and international sources
• work according to legal professional standards and economic and ecological principles
• provide independent and process-oriented guidance, advice and care to women and their babies throughout their pregnancy, labour and the puerperium
• respect cultural and religious beliefs, ways of knowing and values
• document consultation and care and evaluate the results
• recognize psychosocial changes and development and initiate the appropriate measures