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An introduction to culture, race and bias in midwifery care. Module 1

About this course

Topic Overview

Successive annual MBRACCE reports have identified disproportionate morbidity and mortality rates amongst Black, Asian and ethnically diverse women in the UK. In response to these ongoing maternal health inequalities, All4Maternity has commissioned a committee of women representative of this beneficiary group to develop this e-learning module, which promotes understanding of how to improve maternity care for women and families from marginalised ethnic communities. This module is solution-focussed and designed to support learners to explore strategies they can use to improve the pregnancy outcomes of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse women and families. We strongly advise you to keep a reflective journal throughout the duration of the module, to support your learning and help you keep track of where you are in your individual learning journey - there will be a gentle reminder to complete your reflective journal at the end of each unit.

Learning aims and objectives

This module will introduce you to key anti-racism concepts and invite you to begin thinking about how they can respond to systemic racism within maternity services. This module will enable you to:

  • Recognise where systemic racism may be present within society
  • Reflect upon your own biases
  • Acknowledge that addressing bias is a proactive, ongoing process
  • Become aware of how systemic racism contributes to racial inequalities and poor pregnancy outcomes

Course Structure

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