1. Faye E. Thompson (2003). Mothers and Midwives: The Ethical Journey. Books for Midwives.
    Faye Thompson believes there is and draws upon personal narratives from both mothers and midwives to support this belief.
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  2. Faye E. Thompson (2003). The Practice Setting: Site of Ethical Conflict for Some Mothers and Midwives. Nursing Ethics 10 (6):588-601.
    Practitioners’ ethical orientation and responses vary between practice settings. Yet, currently, the ethics for midwifery practice that is explicit in the literature and which provides the ideals of socialization into practice, is that of bio(medical)ethics. Traditional bioethics, developed because of World War II atrocities and increased scientific research, is based on moral philosophy, normative theory, abstract universal principles and objective problem solving, all of which focus on right and wrong ‘action’ for resolving dilemmas. They exclude context and relationship. Personal narratives (...)
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  3. Faye E. Thompson (2002). Moving From Codes of Ethics to Ethical Relationships for Midwifery Practice. Nursing Ethics 9 (5):522-536.
    This discussion examines the emergence of professional codes of ethics, influences that shape contemporary midwifery ethics, and the adequacy of codes to actualize values embedded in the midwifery ethics discourse. It considers the traditions of professional practice, the impact of institutionalization on health care, the application of a code of practice as a recent addition to those traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of codes of ethics as models for ethical responses. That is, it sets out to articulate and deconstruct (...)
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