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Ask a Lawyer: Childbirth Educators' Legal and Ethical Responsibilities to Women in Labor

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In answer to a reader's question, the author of this column addresses the legal and ethical responsibilities of a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who agrees to attend her students' drug-free delivery.

Keywords: Lamaze certification; childbirth educators; ethical responsibility; legal responsibility; natural childbirth

Document Type: Miscellaneous


Affiliations: NAYNA PHILIPSEN is an attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, associated with the State of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is also a health educator at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and a clinical faculty member at the Salisbury State University Department of Nursing.

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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