Ethics and maternity care: From principles to practice
Journal of Perinatal Education, 18(1), 1- 3, March 2009
Judith A. Lothian, Ph.D., R.N.
College of Nursing
The contents of this article include: a broad overview of ethics of childbearing, historical perspectives and contemporary understanding of informed decision making, the ethical issues faced by childbirth educators and the challenges and moral distress experienced by childbirth educators and other maternity care providers when their values, beliefs and ethical standards are in conflict with standard maternity care practices.