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Jodi Hall

“If they just knew better, they’d do better”: Care provider myths, transliteracy, and the need for a trauma informed approach in reproductive care

  • Speaker: Jodi Hall , PhD, Professor, Full-Spectrum Doula
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

The impact of interpersonal trauma on the transition to parenting should not be considered an “optional,” “special,” or “continuing education” topic—although it is generally treated as such. Not only are the impacts of abuse on the lives of pregnant and parenting people missing from our practice base, but so too is a deep and genuine understanding of how survivors of abuse negotiate the transition to parenting against the odds. Collectively we lack an understanding of the wide range of “normal” responses to the fantastically unimaginable situations of pain, betrayal and terror our clients have endured. As such, our clients are often treated as though they would make different choices, “better” choices, if they had access to the best available research evidence. This presentation will address this “information paradigm” in the context of myths care providers bring to their practice, examine the theory of transliteracy as it relates to obtaining, appraising and applying health information, and highlighting how a trauma informed approach in reproductive care shifts the way information is understood and circulated in client/care provider relationships.

Live Presentation Schedule

Oct 11, 2017