Following the passing of the disability justice resolution at the AOM’s Annual General Meeting in 2016, the AOM and AOMBT have been working together with midwives to strengthen the resources and support available for both midwives with disabilities and practices in supporting their colleagues. In April 2017, we co-presented a 2-part webinar series to further the work in this area.
The AOMBT presentation provided data on disability leaves utilization and diagnoses over the years, with an emphasis on disability leaves resources and how the Trust supports midwives on leave.
Midwives, especially practice partners supporting colleagues and practice staff
The AOM presentation explored the historical and current conceptions of disability, the experiences of midwives with disabilities, and practices' legal obligation towards them.