Posts from Michelle Collins

On Poverty and Differences
On Poverty and Differences
by Michelle Collins | November 14, 2021
What do we sacrifice as a society to selectively welcome some members and not others?
Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma-Informed Care
by Michelle Collins | November 07, 2021
To give trauma-informed care is to be cognizant of those signs and symptoms exhibited by survivors of trauma and approach their care from a stance of sensitivity, compassion, and empathy.
Not Letting Passion Disrupt Compassion
Not Letting Passion Disrupt Compassion
by Michelle Collins | October 31, 2021
One of the most difficult skills to teach, perhaps the most difficult, is that of preventing imposition of one’s own beliefs and judgement into a patient situation – knowingly or unconsciously.
The Legacy of Aversion Therapy
The Legacy of Aversion Therapy
by Michelle Collins | October 24, 2021
Watching the psychological pain and distress that the young man endures coming out to his parents was especially painful realizing that this conversation still plays out in much the same way today.
Finding Drama and Intrigue in the History of Medicine
Finding Drama and Intrigue in the History of Medicine
by Michelle Collins | October 17, 2021
I love learning about the history of medicine, and obstetrics in particular; how new diseases and complications of pregnancy were discovered, and new therapies constructed.
A Point to Agree On
A Point to Agree On
by Michelle Collins | October 10, 2021
I don’t have all the answers; I don’t claim to even coming close to having any of the answers. What I do have is more questions than answers.
Journey of Faith
Journey of Faith
by Michelle Collins | October 03, 2021
If there can be one word to describe human beings during this dark time, it is resilient.
Walking Alongside Our Patients
Walking Alongside Our Patients
by Michelle Collins | October 01, 2021
So much of what we do as midwives is what Shelagh did for Gloria; walk alongside our patients through the pain – physical and emotional – to get them through to the other side.
Every Person Deserves a Midwife
Every Person Deserves a Midwife
by Michelle Collins | May 18, 2020
We “midwife” people both into, and out of, this life. If you think about just the physiologic processes involved in both birthing and dying, the two are remarkably similar.