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 This is a midwifery based essay focussing on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

  • This essay is to be 2000 words.
  • To be written in third person.
  • Minimum of 8 references.
  • Harvard style referencing
  • To include an introduction, Body and Conclusion

 Case Study

You see Linda, a 26 year old woman (G2P1) at midwives clinic at 14 weeks. She tells you that she is suffering from terrible morning sickness, that she had it with her previous pregnancy but that it is much worse this time as she also has a toddler the care for. She wants to avoid taking any medication as she is concerned about the effect on her baby and asks about any complementary or alternative therapies that might help.

 

  • Recommended resources, documents and databases –
    • AHPRA
    • ICM
    • NMBA
    • Cochran Reviews/randomised controlled trials
    • Google scholar
    • OVID
    • MIDIRS
    • Midwives code of ethics/conduct and professional boundaries.
    • Competency standards
    • TGA website
    • DMF (decision making framework)
    • QLD Health guidelines (limit the use of this please).
    • Relevant Journals and articles written within the last 5 years unless relevant.

 

Introduction –

This is an overview of what is to follow and what the essay will be written about.

Body –

  • The role of the midwife regarding therapeutic strategies (This can be introduced here or integrated in other sections of the essay).
  • What does the evidence say? Include a range of therapies 3-5 therapies. This should be the bulk of the essay.
  • Demonstration of collaborative relationships in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Conclusion –

  • What has been discussed?

References –

  • Minimum of 10 references.

 

  • CRITERIA:

The following criteria will be assessed for this essay.

  • Articulate the role of the midwife, scope of practice and legislative/regulatory requirements relating to therapeutic strategies – Integration of critical analysis of the role of the midwife, scope of practice and legislative/regulatory requirements relating to therapeutic strategies was evident.

 

  • Critique the evidence as applied to a range of therapies and justify their application to the case study – Integration of critical analysis on professional practice using contemporary evidence as applied to a range of therapies in midwifery care in relation to the chosen case study was evident. Highly relevant literature was used throughout and the critical analysis of the literature was insightful.

 

 

  • Demonstrate collaborative relationships in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of midwifery care – A planned approach to assessment, consultation, referral, collaboration and care within a multi-disciplinary team was clearly and effectively demonstrated; demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the role of the midwife.

 

  • Demonstrate appropriate written expression (academic writing, terminology, referencing, etc.) – Excellent written expression – the standard of writing, referencing and communication was flawless.

 

Further information –

This case study focuses on complementary and alternative therapies such as –

  • Non-pharmacological
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Ginger
  • Zink
  • Peppermint
  • B6
  • Chiropractic
  • Moxibustion
  • Acustimulation

 

  • Pharmacological – What pregnancy category are these medications in.
  • Zofran
  • Maxalon
  • Metoclopramide
  • Hydrochloride
  • Monohydrate

 

  • Avoid medical intervention, may discuss medical options when CAM therapies do not work or are not appropriate but focus on CAM.

 

  • Discuss regulations on therapies.

 

  • May discuss/suggest alternative therapies that do not have strong evidence to support them, however the potential for harm must be very low.

 

  • Please discuss contraindications and adverse reactions.

 

  • Midwives are not allowed to recommend particular practitioners but are allowed to suggest looking for qualified, registered, specialised practitioners.

 

  • May use Susan Weed’s 6 steps to healing as a guide.

 

This is a midwifery based case study/essay discussing the complementary and alternative therapies (as well as some pharmacological) available to pregnant woman to help alleviate morning sickness. This includes options, regulations, contraindications etc. I have attached a full description of the requirements as well as other useful information. PLEASE utilise this information. 

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