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Paul Golden

Independent midwife, mediator and freelance Law lecturer

Midwives' employment rights

Suspension is a tool that can be used by employers in a variety of situations, for example while investigating an allegation against a midwife What rights do midwives have when they are suspended or...

Mediation: A guide for midwives

Humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers (1995:12) once said:

Coercion or consent?

The principle of ‘do no harm’ has been a part of medicine since the Hippocratic oath more than 2000 years ago Expanded upon by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), this...

Could assisting a homebirth lead to prison?

The case of Ágnes Geréb has lessons for us all Dr Geréb is a Hungarian midwife and obstetrician who has focused on listening to women and providing for their needs by enabling them to give birth at...

Who has a duty of care to keep midwives safe?

Aduty of care exists between employer and employee (Donoghue v Stevenson [1932]; Caparo Industries plc v Dickman [1990]) This means that employers are liable for any reasonably foreseeable harm caused...

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