Strengthening the maternity workforce
Study 1 – The needs of midwifery leaders in reforming maternity services
The influence of midwifery leaders is a crucial element in the translation of evidence into practice.
This qualitative descriptive study aims to identify what midwives in leadership positions in Australia need to enable them to be effective in their roles and drive maternity service reform.
Study 2 – Obstetricians views about continuity of midwifery care models
Obstetricians’ attitudes of health professionals may impact women’s maternity care options.
This project explores obstetricians’ attitudes towards continuity of midwifery care and how these attitudes may impact the implementation and sustainability of caseload midwifery models.
Study 3 – Midwives and maternity reform
A motivated, well-educated midwifery workforce is a critical factor in the implementation of continuity of midwifery care models.
This qualitative descriptive study explores the motivation, willingness, and ability of midwives in Victoria to contribute to maternity services reform through working in and supporting continuity of midwifery practice models.