Category: Riffing ranting and raving

The importance of consent: rant, rinse, repeat…

May I have a repeat rant today, please?  Because in the last few days I have had conversations with three different, unrelated and very caring midwives who are all caring for bright, informed women who are experiencing difficulties getting the…

Would you like an ARM with that?

When is consent not consent? That’s not intended to be a trick question, though I’ll admit it is a bit of a leading one in the context of this post because, although there are several possible answers to this, which…

On being womanside…

Just sharing a really random thought that came to me recently.  I totally appreciate that this will be seen by some people as pedantic, but I get a bit naffed off when I read the word ‘bedside’ in research papers…

The importance of practising from the heart…

I understand that we live in a world in which science has become the dominant rationality.  I understand that notions such as centralisation, risk management, economic viability and utilitarianism have necessarily become the touchstones for bureaucratic services which seek to…