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#1 of 2 Old 12-15-2010, 05:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm a social worker, applying to a four year, Bachelor of Midwifery program in Ontario, Canada.

 

Some background: since graduating from university, I've had two significant/relevant work experiences: one was working in group homes with developmentally disabled adults who had survived growing up in a large (housed several thousand residents at a time, open for more than a hundred years) terrible, local institution that was shut down because of widespread physical and sexual abuse. My other job was teaching life skills to young women with concurrent disorders.

 

I was thinking about writing about how my experience working with people living with the trauma of institutionalization makes me want to participate in a form of care that particularly values client autonomy, communication, and evidence based practice, grounded in compassion. I want to write about how the dangers of client disempowerment (I can't decide what to call this, exactly, because in OBGYN it's not institutionalization, but "disempowerment" doesn't seem strong enough, and is a bit buzzwordy to me) are, historically, specifically inherent to psychiatry (as my experience with CLS shows me) and gynecology (where i wish to focus in the future).
 
I'm wondering if anyone has any comments on this. Obviously, this is a description of the angle I want to take, and not at all the final wording.
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heya, im applying to ryerson next year, how bout you?

 

what you wrote sounds good, it really shows your compassion and concern for people :)


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