Ask a Lawyer: Childbirth Educators' Legal and Ethical Responsibilities to Women in Labor
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.
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: January 1, 2000
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