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

Author: Philipsen, Nayna Campbell

Source: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Volume 9, Number 1, 2000 , pp. 49-50(2)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Abstract:

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812400X87491

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: January 1, 2000

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