In spite of strong evidence showing it offers no clinical benefit and increases the likelihood of unnecessary cesarean delivery, Electronic Fetal Monitoring remains part of routine care given to nearly all patients in labor in the US. Using observations and interviews the research team will identify the barriers to the implementation of this evidence and organize a deliberative meeting with key stakeholders to translate the project’s findings into practical strategies for more ethical and judicious use of EFM.
The Ethics of Electronic Fetal Monitoring: the intersection of ethics, law, and everyday medical practice
University of Michigan
Megan Chuey et al., Maternity providers' perspectives on barriers to utilization of intermittent fetal monitoring: a qualitative study, The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, Jan 2020.Read more