Do you dare to play? The rules are sensed not told. Do you dare engage? Knowing the power you do not hold. In The Game of Birth you attempt to communicate your need In the Game of Birth, the unspoken rules you must heed. Do you wish or do you prefer? This is … More The Game of Birth
A Riddle for you: What can you Give, but also Keep? (comment below) There once was a woman in a Labour Ward, Who was not feeling very assured Her dignity was left Upon clinical request Outside the room , where it was to be ignored. –it doesn’t have to be like this! original post … More Seven Ways to Facilitate Informed Decision Making
July 19th 2019 8pm AEST (a recording will be available afterwards in the free member area) The Trouble with Consent in Childbirth and How to Fix it Our insurance driven, medicalised maternity system is giving lip service to women’s rights in the form of ‘informed consent’. The trouble with this is that women are rarely … More The trouble with Consent: Webinar
A WORD ON IDENTITY AND LABELS …poetry follows This recent news article is an interview with comedian and writer, Ben Elton, about his new book Identity Crisis (which I have not read). Of particular interest to me was this quote: “And yet actually the communities people seem to really care about is not the national community … More Identity Crisis
“The time has come,” the Doctor said, “To seek informed consent: blah blah risks–blah blah side effects your labour to augment I need your ‘informed consent’ now– sign here for this intent.” READ MORE: What happens when the last minute, is also the first minute? (there is another poem too…another pastiche)
UPDATE: DEADLINE TO OPT OUT EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31 2019 via The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?
If you knew your government could save in the order of $200M by spending no more than $5M, would you expect them to do it? If you knew that spending that $5M, could save a further $538M at the same time as improving the health and wellbeing of families across the country, would you … More You are the Voice
Originally posted on Beautiful Heart:
Do you know you only have until Nov 15th to opt out of My Health Record? ‘opt-out’ set ups are disrespectful and strategically ensure passive consent I attended an info session a couple of weeks ago, where the presenter was an IT specialist. His job was to ‘reassure’ attendees about…
You asked me for my Consent and I knew yes was assumed My gut told me to dissent either way i’m doomed Standing over me, you wait what must my answer be? in your hands is my fate You watch expectantly. I feel powerless as you insist Afraid and confused by your persistance my gut … More I DO NOT CONSENT!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” poet and writer Maya Angelou What is Care? Is Care… love? or is care providing basic needs? Is Care a service? Can you put a price on care? Can care … More The Care Factor