About the Course
“Call the Midwife” is a series based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. It tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, “Call the Midwife” follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
About Season 5
The year is 1961, and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change alongside improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual, as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.
Across the series, the midwives encounter complex and challenging cases from an outbreak of typhoid, to the increase in lung cancer, a teenage pregnancy and a mother who vanishes. But all are rocked when two babies with severe deformities are born, several months apart. As they struggle to understand why, they must find ways to deal with the resulting medical and emotional fallout.
Join the Video Club
“Call the Midwife” will air Sundays on PBS beginning April 3 and runs for seven weeks. Participants can watch each episode live from 8-9 pm or record it to view later. Each episode should be viewed prior to participating in the CNE phone call. See the schedule below. The Video Club allows participants to discuss parallels between nursing in the early 1960s and today. Discussions will focus on key issues presented in each episode throughout Season 5.
Registrants of the Video Club will be emailed weekly with “Thoughts-to-Ponder” and call-in information. This program does not include an online component. If you have any questions, please contact PSNA Director of Professional Development Aislynn Moyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For registration information and the Video Club schedule, visit our Continuing Education Center.