Clare Davison

Lecturer in Midwifery and independent midwife, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Is she allowed?

‘Providing midwife care in this way leads to midwives losing their autonomy and flexibility’ .

Woman-centred care

‘Woman-centred care principles underpin the midwifery profession’ .

Trusting women and birth despite the ‘risks’

There are different ideologies and models in maternity care, each with underlying assumptions and philosophies relating to women and the care provided to them during the childbirth continuum. The...

Feminism, midwifery and the medicalisation of birth

Historically, childbirth was the domain of women only, for it was regarded as a female mystery, of which women alone had special knowledge and understanding. From the 1700s, with the rise of science...

The F word: Midwifery students' understanding of feminism

The Oxford Dictionary defines feminism as ‘the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes’ This is a basic definition, and it is argued that feminism has many, with an...

Providing sun safety advice: The midwife's role

Of all the different types of cancer diagnosed globally, skin cancer is the most prolific (Nguyen et al, 2012), and melanoma remains the major cause of death from skin cancer (Trakatelli et al, 2012)...

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