In this module, learners will explore the concept of Person-Centered Decision Making (PCDM) as it applies to perinatal care. Learners will become familiar with the key steps that support person-centered decision making in practice. Through engagement with the unit material and activities, learners will also become familiar with availability of perinatal care providers in the US, options for place of birth, and factors that influence birth site selection. This core content will allow each learner to approach additional modules within a common framework.


  • Define Person-Centered Decision Making (PCDM) and describe a model for incorporating it into practice.
  • Discuss the context for perinatal care in the United States.
  • Identify the options for people birthing in the US, including providers, their scope of practice and the limitation of services at each birth site.
  • Discuss factors that influence birth site selection, including patient preferences, and risk assessment

Video:  https://youtu.be/YbqNqPTZx5c (no activity linked)


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