On Friday, December 7, 2012, Liz Brooks, author of Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC, will be speaking at the Moms, Babies, Milk and the Law: Legal and Ethical Issues for Lactation Consultants Workshop presented by the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles and co-sponsored by Community Perinatal Network. The all-day workshop, held at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, will give attendees an opportunity to learn from Brooks, a lactation consultant and lawyer, who will bring her expert insights into both legal and ethical issues facing the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in the workplace.
Brooks will also discuss certification versus licensure, Internet Issues, conflicts of interest, intellectual property law, the World Health Organization (WHO) code, the role that IBCLCs play as breastfeeding advocates, and thought provoking case studies into hospital-based practices and teaching styles.
- Identify both mandatory and voluntary practice-guiding documents for IBCLCs
- Describe key phrases to use in discharge teaching to assist a mother once she is home
- Implement record-keeping changes
About the book
Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC is the only text that covers the day-to-day legal and ethical challenges faced by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in the workplace—in any work setting or residence. Since lactation management crosses many disciplines in the healthcare arena, most IBCLCs carry other licenses and titles. Consequently, what they can and cannot do while performing their lactation consultant role is of vital importance, information that is often difficult to find.
Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC is a practical resource that provides guidance on what is proper, legal, and ethical IBCLC behavior. It reflects the 2011 IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct and discusses how to devise an appropriate, safe, legal, and ethical plan of action in the consultation of a breastfeeding dyad.
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