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AOM advocates for prescribing to scope of practice

The AOM has joined a coalition of Ontario health professions, including nurse practitioners, pharmacists, naturopaths, chiropodists and optometrists, advocating for providers to prescribe to their scope of practice. The coalition aims to identify principles and a framework for prescribing authority…

ESW 2023 year in review

Midwives are required to have specialized skills and training to deal with emergencies that occur outside the hospital and in the hospital setting. The AOM’s Emergency Skills Workshop (ESW) is a comprehensive, high-quality, College of Midwives of Ontario-certified course, designed and taught by mid…

Black History Month: Uniting in solidarity to confront injustice and inequity

As we honour Black History Month, it is imperative to reflect on the current state of society and midwifery's role in advancing racial justice and human rights. Recent events have highlighted a dangerous regression in our collective efforts to combat anti-Black racism and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, particularly in workplaces and educational institutions. We are witnessing challenges to DEI initiatives, with some labeling them as discriminatory. Black people rising to success continue to face extraordinary tests and attempts to shame them.

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