Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a knowledge base around the importance of language when discussing Down syndrome
  • Increase awareness of the implications of poor practice, including discriminatory or prejudicial views surrounding Down syndrome.
  • Challenge perceptions about Down syndrome, making recommendations for best practice when caring for families in maternity services.

Study time: 10 minutes

This module relates to the following NMC Future midwife standards of proficiency for midwives:

Domain 4 - Additional care for women and newborn infants with complications


Domain 6 - The midwife as skilled practitioner

Published: March 2024