Decolonising the midwifery curriculum

Thomas, SM and Allan, GA 2023, 'Decolonising the midwifery curriculum' , The Practising Midwife, 26 (02) , pp. 8-12.

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Abstract

Decolonising the midwifery curriculum means to understand the historical and political effects of colonialism on healthcare, and how those accessing maternity care can still be disadvantaged by it today. Decolonising the midwifery curriculum is readdressing the imbalance in Eurocentric content that reinforce Western dominance, ensuring that taught content represents all cultures and fosters a sense of shared understanding and cultural humility. It is a process that asks us to challenge ourselves and institutional power imbalances that perpetrate harmful bias towards ethnicity, class, gender and able-bodism, to produce midwives who are better equipped to provide culturally-safe and inclusive care.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: The Practising Midwife
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1461-3123
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Depositing User: SM Thomas
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2023 07:40
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2023 10:03
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/66490

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