The history of maternity care is littered with stories of half-baked science that becomes embedded in practice and only too late is discovered to be ineffective and challenging to step away from.
Electronic fetal monitoring
Catherine Williams recently introduced me to the term “safety theatre”. New research points out why investing in CTG monitors and education won’t improve safety. @BerksMaternity
Early last year I wrote a post about Dr Who and alternative universes, highlighting the way that people make meaning of their individual experiences. For those of us who are health practitioners, it is important to reflect on the way we make meaning because it is easy to slip into what are known as cognitive biases. We can’t always avoid these, but it does help to have examples of such […]
My doctoral thesis is now out from embargo and freely available. Reading a doctoral thesis is hardly everyone’s idea of a great way to spend an evening (or several), but if you do decide to read it let me know what you think!