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The Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator: Standards of Practice

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A student in a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program expresses concern that some Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE educators) do not teach classes that reflect Lamaze standards. In this column, the ethical and professional standards of the LCCE educator and the challenges the childbirth educator experiences while practicing in the current maternity-care environment are presented and discussed. Lamaze International's Code of Ethics for Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators provides guidance when dealing with these challenges.

Keywords: Lamaze certified childbirth educator; code of ethics; competencies; professional standards; standards of practice

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2007-12-01

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