Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Working with marginalised women from black and minority ethnic communities in maternity

If you are a midwife, or anyone else in that case, working with marginalised women from black and minority ethnic communities, you may be interested in this online training package that has been put together by Medact.

Medact is a charity based in the UK made up of health professionals who lobby for improved health, especially for people who are affected by war and poverty.

The training package is called "Breaking down the barriers" and is made up of six modules:

  • Understanding migration
  • Maternal and child health of migrants
  • Access to maternity services
  • Culture and maternity
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Intercultural communication
  • Migration and maternal mental health
  • Improving migrant women’s experiences of maternity services
I have to admit I have only had a quick look at the package but it appears to be very easy to navigate, uncomplicated in its delivery and very thought-provoking even if all the information does not apply to your context.

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