I’ve just listened to Sarah Montague on the Today Programme interviewing Linda Benson, the midwife who delivered a baby boy in a helicopter en route to hospital from the Isles of Scilly.
Sarah’s probing questions managed to elicit several details about the delivery of the baby - ‘she had already had Entonox in the ambulance’ ‘the waters broke’ ‘the baby came out quite easily’ - which made me think that this was an invasion of the mother’s privacy and the midwife shouldn’t have answered them in the way she did.
By all means discuss the difficulty of delivering babies in very confined spaces in a general way, but talking about an individual patient’s clinical experiences seems to me a breach of confidentiality.
janeainsworth Tue 21-Aug-18 09:03:44
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