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Lucille Sykes Assessment.

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Lucille Sykes Assessment Sequence of events > March 9th- An Amish couple called for an ambulance to have their baby at Sykes's home. > Montone (head of social services) told Lucille Sykes she was breaking the law. > Lucile Sykes agreed to stop practising and had a warning given. > March 23rd she broke her promise by delivering another Amish baby. Arguments > Equality v Freedom > Experience v Qualifications The Case for the prosecution- > The Amish have already broken their tradition by going in an ambulance. > Lucille Sykes is not registered or officially trained. > Lucille Sykes knew that she was breaking the law but still continued to deliver. > Eugene Montone also told her that she was breaking the law. > She agreed to stop practising and also had a warning given. Eugene Montone told her that is she resumed her practice; he would file charges against her. > Lucille Sykes broke her word on March 23rd when she delivered another baby for the Amish. > She charged the Amish on March 23rd $400 for delivering the baby. > Lucille was being paid for doing wrong. > Lucille Sykes has no qualifications. She needs a nursing degree to become a midwife, three years experience as a nurse and she also needs to take midwifery exams. She has ignored all of that and started delivering babies, which is against the law. ...read more.


> In total, she has delivered six hundred babies for families in the Amish community. > Out of the six hundred babies she has delivered, Eugene Montone mentioned that there was no problem with either of the deliveries. > The Amish parents said that all Lucille Sykes is doing is helping the Amish community out and that she is a blessing from god. > Salina Walters said that Most of the Amish are born at home and die at home, this is their way and do it by their choice. > The Amish view childbirth not as a medical problem but as a special and blessed time in their lives so therefore going to hospital and getting their babies delivered by nurse would be breaking their tradition and home is precious to them. > Laws need to be changed. > Kathy Liebler, a representative said that there have been no records of complaints or disciplinary actions against midwifes. > Salina Walters said that most of the thirty-one members of her organization work covertly and are not licensed by the state. > Lucille not only delivers babies but also provides parental care. She checks the client's blood pressure, checks their weight and also listens to the heartbeat of the foetus. She also checks their urine for any possible signs of health problems. > The Amish prefer to have their babies at home because of the impersonal treatment and the high cost at the hospitals. ...read more.


If Lucille Sykes is allowed to do it, other women out there will be influenced and the number of unqualified midwives will be unimaginable. If she is charged and punished, people will think twice before they act. If it's not stopped, it will be both impossible and unfair to stop them since someone like Lucille Sykes wasn't dealt with. In life, there will be and will have to be a time where you will have to sacrifice one or more things. The Amish community should acknowledge that a newborn baby should be born in an environment, which contains the baby's requirements and care. The Amish home doesn't have what the baby needs and nor does Lucille Sykes. Lucille has given her self a bad reputation and has been counted as being greedy for money. She carried on because she was either greedy or desperate for the money. If she wasn't, she could have taken the degree and qualifications. It is thoroughly unreasonable and unfair that people have to go through years of qualifications, training and nursing to get to be a qualified midwife where as some one like Lucille Sykes gets the easy way out of it. The law states that licensed midwifes in Pennsylvania must also pass an examination, Lucille hasn't got any evidence or proof to show she is licensed or qualified. Maybe a problem hasn't occurred yet, it might not even occur for quiet a while, but when one does, the lack of responsibility on the unqualified midwife will be excruciating for them. Hitiksha Patel 10A ...read more.

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