Midwifery thrives with diversity, and our current educational systems are not inherently supportive of students from diverse, minority, and/or disadvantaged communities. Students from diverse backgrounds are well equipped to serve communities similar to their own, and concordant care can improve a client’s sense of well being and connection to their midwife. This webinar describes how to help students develop a sense of belonging, in order to encourage them that they are on the right path so they feel welcome in midwifery classrooms and professional settings. When these goals are achieved, midwives and clients alike are better off, and have more opportunities to flourish and succeed.
Felina Ortiz describes the relevance and significance of equity and inclusion in higher education. She discusses her personal history, and how that shaped her path towards this work. She then discusses the history of educational trauma, and how that impacts underrepresented students in modern day education. She describes the idea of inclusive education, how to implement that, and why it matters. The webinar comes to a close with effective ideas for creating a curriculum that involves inclusive education.
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of continuing education, approval number M1920-110- 0520DE through June 3rd, 2022.
- Cultivating a Sense of Belonging in Higher Education
- Bonus Article
- MEAC Evaluation Questions
- MEAC Post-Test and CE Certificate
for MEAC CE Credit