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Decisions aids & staff training needed for shared decision making

Rising rates of induction and caesarean In high-income countries, rates of induction of labour and caesarean section (CS) are rising…

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Supporting new midwifery graduates transition to practice

Transition from midwifery student to graduate After years of dedicated study and hours of supervised practice, the midwifery student finally…

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Clinical benefits for women who receive continuity from a midwifery student

Students provide continuity for women – regardless of model Continuity of care, and continuity of carer, are terms which are…

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How can we best prepare graduates to provide midwifery continuity of carer?

Less than 10% of Australian women can access midwifery continuity of carer. This model provides women with a known and…

Maternity care

Understanding and measuring emotion could be key to cultural safety in maternity care

Why cultural safety matters in maternity care In Australia, the chance of dying or being unwell around the time of…

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Making continuity of care experiences work for midwifery students

There has been an expansion in research focussed on how best to prepare midwifery students for practice over recent years….

February 26, 2021
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Preparing students to provide continuity of care

Continuity of midwifery care provides superior maternal and neonatal outcomes (Sandall et al., 2016). Access to continuity of care models…

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Midwifery students and birthing women: a valuable relationship

Women value midwifery students and midwifery students value women. One Australian university has begun to collect routine, ongoing, web-based feedback…

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How well does midwifery education prepare graduates to work in continuity of care models?

Access to continuity of midwifery care (CoMC) models in Australia is increasing but the capacity of the emerging midwifery workforce…

Maternity care

New research from the Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative Team

Collectively, the Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative generate a large volume of high quality, impactful research. This week has seen the…