Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 (3) Intercultural exchange of knowledge regarding pregnancy and delivery

4 January, 2020

Dear all,

In all EU member states except Germany, midwifery training takes place at universities. This will change in Germany on 18.1.2020.

The Faculty of Applied Health Care of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology will provide "Practical instructions in midwifery". I am part of the teaching staff. I am currently developing lectures for the intercultural behaviour of midwives and international pregnant women. This is an important topic in Germany, as we have refugees from all over the world who give birth in Germany in a hospital. Midwives are there to assist the women in the birth. However there are pregnant women from different countries, whose culture and especially the behaviour in case of pregnancy and delivery is not known to our midwives.

Is anyone of the HIFA readers aware of books and teaching material which covers the topic of intercultural exchange of knowledge regarding pregnancy and delivery of women from different cultural areas?



Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer (LLB hons)


Member of the Scientific Staff - Hochschule Deggendorf

One World Medical Network e.V.

Ulrichsbergerstrasse 17

94469 Deggendorf



Phone +49 991 99892343

Fax +49 991 99892345


HIFA profile: Anna E Schmaus-Klughammer is president of the association "One World Medical Network". The goal of the association is to improve medical care in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries).Our activities start from building primary and specialized health care facilities and continue to organize national cancer screening with connections to national and international expert doctors using telemedicine networks. Training of medical personnel is also an important part of the work of the association. One World Medical Network e.V., Ulrichsbergerstrasse 17, Deggendorf in Germany.