Clinical outcomes of a caseload midwifery model for First Nations women

Event status:

‘Baggarrook Yurrongi’. Implementing a midwifery continuity model of care for women having a First Nations baby in three Victorian maternity services: clinical outcomes

Date:
Wednesday 05 July 2023 12:30 pm until Wednesday 05 July 2023 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Stacey Hokke, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University
s.hokke@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Professor Della Forster, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University & The Royal Women’s Hospital
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
Free
Join via Zoom:    https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/81730285814

Della Forster is a leading international researcher in maternal and infant care. She has a joint appointment as the Professor of Midwifery and Maternity Services Research with the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University and the Royal Women’s Hospital, and extensive experience as a clinical midwife.  Since completion of her PhD in 2005, Della has built up her research program and skills and developed extensive research networks with academic, community and clinical collaborations including the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA) and prominent Victorian Maternity Services. She specialises in maternity care, perinatal mental health and breastfeeding.

Baggarrook Yurrongi, meaning ‘Woman’s Journey’ (Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people), is a 5-year NHMRC funded Partnership Project with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), the Royal Women’s Hospital, the Mercy Hospital for Women, Sunshine Hospital and Goulburn Valley Health. The study is evaluating the effect of continuity of midwifery care in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period (called caseload midwifery) on perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal women and their infants. In this lunchtime seminar, Della will share how the Baggarook model has improved clinical outcomes for First Nations mothers and babies.


The Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminars are free and open to all.  Held on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.

Find out more about the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Judith Lumley Centre

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