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Practising Respectful Maternity Care (Rmc) In The Clinical Setting As A Student

Course Content

The presentation will be delivered in two sections.

 

  1. Quality maternity care
  2. Overview of rights of women and newborn in maternity care
  3. Nonfinancial barriers to accessing quality maternity care
  4. Respectful Maternity Care (importance and strategies)
  5. Sources of disrespect and abuse to women by students during clinical
  6. Role of the following in student clinical concerning RMC:
  • Students
  • Tutors
  • Health facility
  • Community

 

Instructional Strategies / Teaching-Learning Approaches:

  1. Discussion: this will be used for overview of rights of women and newborn in maternity care
  2. Case history: a case history will be given and learners will be asked to assess the quality of care. This is to find out if they can identify any disrespectful and abusive issues in the care given in the case history.
  • Group work / presentations:

 

Assessment Strategies

  • Pretest – 5 questions
  • Post-test -10 questions (80% to pass mark)

 

Certification for completion – YES

Overview

Course Description

A qualitative review of studies found that globally women place high value on RMC, and providers also perceive RMC to be a critical component of providing safe good-quality care (World Health Organization, 2018). In Ghana, a qualitative inquiry on RMC by Dzomeku, et al., (2020) in Kumasi found a disconnection between the awareness and practice of RMC by midwives.

This unit is structured to equip midwives (students/clinicians) with knowledge on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). It will also equip them with the appropriate skill and attitude to exhibit when providing high quality maternal and newborn care right from pre-conception to postnatal stage.

What you will learn

By the end of the course, each participant will be able to:
a. Outline the rights of women and newborn in maternity care
b. List examples of disrespect and abuse in maternity care
c. Explain nonfinancial barriers to accessing quality maternity care
d. Discuss Respectful Maternity Care (RMC)
1. Discuss sources of disrespect and abuse to women by students during clinical
e. Describe the role of the following in student clinical concerning RMC:
- Students
- Tutors
- Health facility
- Community

Competencies to be derived
By the end of the course participants will:

Knowledge
1. Understand the rights of women in maternity care
2. Learn about disrespect and abuse, and their corresponding women’s rights
3. Know some nonfinancial barriers to maternity care
4. Understand the concept of RMC

Skills
• Practice rights-based approach of care related to RMC

Attitude
• Demonstrate effective communication skills when giving care

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About Facilitator

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Martha Atiemo

BA, MSc

Deputy Chief Health Tutor and a Nurse-Midwife

Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC), Ashanti-Mampong

Martha Atiemo is a product of Nursing Training College, Koforidua where obtained a certificate in General Nursing in 1994. Upon completion, she worked as a general nurse at the then Central Hospital now Regional Hospital in Koforidua. Between 1994.

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