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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Intervention Without Consent: What Women Want

This research project investigates women’s knowledge of and opinions about episiotomies. An episiotomy is a surgical incision that is made into the perennial muscle during childbirth to accelerate the delivery. This research is being conducted with the goal of notifying the medical community of the importance of implementing signed informed consent forms. The consent form is to be discussed as part of the prenatal visits; the consent would be required by the health care provider in order to perform a routine episiotomy during the delivery. This study is in the preliminary phase.

Presenter: Kimberly Kamats (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Nursing
Location: 107 Edwards
Time: 11 am (Session II)