Human rights in childbearing: supporting Autistic Midwives in the workplace

Henry, Karen (2022) Human rights in childbearing: supporting Autistic Midwives in the workplace. The Practising Midwife, 25 (11). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1461-3123

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As an autistic midwife I am often asked for advice to support autistic women accessing maternity care however, recently my advice was sought for an autistic midwife. This experience was a turning point for reflection on my own experiences of once being an autistic student and my current role of practising midwife. This led me to consider the experiences of autistic workers and the ensuing discrimination and bullying that can occur, and how my experiences evidence the need for midwives to be aware of their own and others’ human rights. I also researched the support available for NHS midwives and offer ideas for compassionate reasonable adjustments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, workplace discrimination, ableism, midwifery, midwife, accessibility, reasonable adjustments,
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: Karen Henry
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 12:42
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 09:52

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