Tag: decision-making

Another ‘shared decision-making’ rant!

I’ve ranted before about what I see as the inappropriateness of the term ‘shared decision-making’ in medical circles. Calling a decision a ‘shared decision’ implies that the practitioner gets a say in what the person chooses. Yet when it comes…

Supporting women to decline standard care…

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of a pregnancy must be in want of a standard package of care as dictated by those in charge of the local maternity services. Except it’s not. While some…

Post-term pregnancy online course now available!

  Would you like to increase your knowledge AND build your confidence in discussing the evidence around post-term pregnancy? Because I am really happy to announce that my post-term pregnancy online course has been tested and was found by my…

Evidence and decisions: two different things

A short but fascinating rapid response to a recent British Medical Journal article really got my attention this week. Writing in response to an ongoing discussion about evidence, guidelines and decision-making, Michael H Stone pointed out that the role of…

How to cancel a labour induction?

“I had an appointment with a consultant last week and was given a date for induction, although I wasn’t really asked whether I wanted it and it was all very fast. There’s no medical reason for inducing me, it’s just…

Anti-D in pregnancy: how we haven’t moved on…

The first Cochrane review of the research relating to the administration of anti-D during pregnancy was undertaken in 1996. Nearly twenty years later, September 2015 saw the publication of the latest update. During that time, however, the only changes have…