“Midwives and Vaccination: Delivering Informed Choice Discussions” is a one-year project coordinated by the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The objectives of this project were threefold:
- Assess the current national midwifery landscape of scope, competencies, and practice around immunization
- Conduct a needs assessment with midwives across Canada and midwifery clients to survey their informational and resource needs around vaccination
- Create informational materials based on the needs assessment
Immunization can be a complex topic but midwifery clients have expressed their desire for and trust in midwives to facilitate nuanced, evidence-based, and respectful discussions around immunization. We have therefore strived to create materials that are balanced, respectful, and helpful. The main theme of our materials is “Vaccination: We CAN Talk About It”.
Webinar: Vaccines – We can talk about it
Join Kim Campbell, Jasmine Chatelaine and Wendy Pringle as they look at vaccines and how to talk about them. We’ll look at the challenges and opportunities around making an informed-choice decision, and the role of midwives can play. We’ll also look at a new stand-alone educational model for midwives developed in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.
Midwives and Vaccination – Delivering Informed Choice Discussions
This presentation on informed choice, midwives and vaccination with Jasmine Chatelaine was recorded as part of our conference, Knovember 2020.