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Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes

While the video doctors make mistakes is not aimed directly at midwives - it is certainly a video that is very relevant to all midwives. Mistakes are not something that midwives are immune to. Dr Brian Goldman talks about his personal experience with making mistakes in medicine and the silence of errors in medicine. Health professionals are human and therefore make mistakes. Mistakes are unfortunately inevitable. What often occurs following a midwifery or medical mistake is silence and a lack of support. It can be a very lonely journey for the health professional involved. Mistakes are generally are not talked about nor are mistakes shared with others. If we can share our mistakes in a supportive environment it can help us move forwards and may help others avoid our mistakes. This video 'doctors making mistakes' is well worth watching.

Jane Palmer is a mother, birth activist and midwife in private practice located in Sydney, Australia. With additional qualifications as a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, Jane works to improve pregnancy, birth and parenting options for families.

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