Risk Talk - Using Evidence Without Increasing Fear

March 20, 2019

Presenters: Vicki Van Wagner


This is an online event

Event Type: Webinar

Have you ever noticed how evidence-based practice has the potential to inadvertently lead to increased fear and intervention during pregnancy and childbirth?

Vicki Van Wagner will discuss her research that demonstrates how sharing evidence to support informed decision making can unintentionally result in a “lean to technology”. Just the act of communicating risk has the potential to exaggerate risk for the decision maker.

Vicki will provide helpful strategies for sharing evidence in a way that minimizes the culture of fear that surrounds childbirth ultimately resulting in lower rates of interventions.