Dr. Amali Lokugamage – Birth Confidence Summit
Lecture: Undoing systemic biases and privileges in maternity care starts at 3 minutes 20.
Below are the books that are referenced in the interview including Dr. Amali's own book about her birth experience and how it transformed her, The Heart in The Womb
Dr. Amali Lokugamage Bio.
Amali Lokugamage is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and is Deputy Lead of the Clinical and Professional Practice Department of UCL Medical School. She worked on a UCL decolonising the medical curriculum project. Dr Lokugamage is interested in equality, diversity, human rights in healthcare and improving professional behaviours. She has an interest in holistic obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Lokugamage has written a book called The Heart in the Womb: An Exploration of Human Love and Social Cohesion.
Dr Amali Lokugamage also has a You Tube Channel where you can view more of her work and lectures including, The Costs of institutional births and Mindfulness, Resilience and Panic Attacks as well as her interview with Suzanne Arms embedded below.
3.20 Undoing systemic biases and privileges in maternity care starts.
- Power imbalances in maternity care
- Maternal mortality
- Cultural safety
- Privilege frailty
7.25 liberating the curriculum. Challenging the Eurocentric, white male dominated curriculum
15.27 Power hierarchies in medicine
21.17 Pedagogical changes including teaching students to detect differing symptoms in different skin tones.
25.33 High profile example: Serena Williams
26.45 Dr Rupa Marya Video clip about woman being nearly missed for having a stroke as Doctors dismissed her pains.
31.10 Cultural Safety
32.20 Unconscious bias training.
33.38 Geographic bias
38.23 Well being agenda and indigenous healing ideas
40.07 Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness - not looking at all evidence only considering NICE.
45.26 Next steps for diversity equality and decolonising health care
51.16 Dr. Amalis experience of becoming a mother.