Implementing culturally safe midwifery care for First Nations women

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Baggarrppl Prof Helen McLachlan and Res McCalman will share their research on: "Translating evidence into practice: Implementing culturally safe continuity of midwifery care for First Nations women in three maternity services in Victoria, Australia"

Wednesday 06 July 2022 12:30 pm until Wednesday 06 July 2022 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Stacey Hokke and Charlie Benzie, Judith Lumley Centre;
Presented by:
Professor Helen McLachlan and Res McCalman La Trobe Univeristy
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This seminar will be delivered by zoom:

Professor Helen McLachlan is Discipline (Lead Midwifery) at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has researched and published extensively in a range of areas of maternity care provision including continuity of care, models of maternity care for women having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander baby, breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, midwifery education and translating research into practice.  She has recently led a major partnership project aimed at improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and is currently leading a randomised trial of caseload midwifery for women with social complexities. Professor McLachlan has received awards for the impact of her research in maternity care provision.

Res McCalman is a Ballardong Noongar woman with European descent and is the third midwife in her recent Ballardong lineage. She has worked clinically in urban, regional, and Aboriginal community-controlled settings. Res was born and raised in Naarm (Melbourne) and her role as a research officer on the NHMRC funded partnership project “Woman’s Journey, Baggarrook Yurrongi & Nurragh Manma Buliana” led her to undertake a PhD focusing on the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (or First Nations) women, who are having a baby in Victoria. She is also involved in a range of other projects focusing on improving maternity service provision and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminars are free and open to all.  They are held on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December from 12.30 -1.30pm and also extra seminars at different times. 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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