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Pensiveness

March 2022

Today’s routine activity of reading the paper in the early morning leaves me, as many, pensive.

It is from this state of pensiveness or reflectiveness from which emanated the following exposition of ideas.

As it is understood that reflection on practice leads to the refinement of clinical skills, focusing on the importance of breastfeeding|chestfeeding counseling in emergency settings is evident.

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Pathways

February 2022

The process of implementing quality programs such as BFHI/BFI may open pathways with the intent to improve practice in areas related to perinatal health care. Relentlessly working towards supporting all families in a meaningful way, according to their current situation.

While usually a happy moment, the event surrounding birth can sometimes be sad. This certainly emphasizes the significance of providing high-quality care to bereaved families.

Loss and the response to loss can take many forms.

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Words of appreciation

February 2022

It is typical of February, by force of custom, in my area, that words of appreciation are expressed from one person to another. It is observed in various settings, like at school, for example. I remember how children’s faces lit up upon delivery of such offerings (notes resembling postcards, written with colorful wax crayons: From: ABC [class of___] To: XYZ [class of___] “I value this quality about you ____.”)

Expressing appreciation can lead to a sense of confidence; one can see oneself as a valued contributor to the group. In addition, consideration can lead to a sense of camaraderie; a concept, which holds true for groups of any age.

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Set aside time to read

February 2022

A rewarding activity, at work, rest, and at play.

Some may be privileged to be in a workplace environment that allows time for reading: an opportunity to acquire improved knowledge through individual or group activities.

As a result of this new knowledge, team members are often motivated to apply an innovative approach to practice. It is said to be a common observation, within a team that is working on the implementation of programs such as BFHI/BFI.

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A knock on the door.

February 2022

Knock-knock.

-“Yes”.

Door opens.

-“Hello, my name is X. I am a Y. The objective of my visit is Z. Is this a good time to visit your family?”

The setting: A perinatal care unit at a health-care facility.

The time point: the first 2–3 days after birth. During which one of the minimum of six breastfeeding counseling contacts occurs.

The climate: Introduction to interaction. In respect.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as Device Information."

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

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Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as "Order Information."

  • Users who are undertaking a course as part of a group or organization have certain data tracked as part of the service we provide to Clients and Facilitators. This includes information showing if you have logged in and when, dates of completion and what and when particular study topics, resources and assessments were viewed and completed. We refer to this information as "Student Access Information"

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are talking about Device Information, Order Information and Student Access Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you;
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We use Student Access Information to provide accurate tracking to Users and Clients on completion and use of the courses, as well as for analysis on how to improve our services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

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Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

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Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information and Student Access Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. We are required to keep course completion records for at least 5 years in order to comply with certain accreditation requirements.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

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For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@step2education.com or by mail using the details provided below:

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Last Updated: September 2018