Maternal health services

Thesis

1 Jan 2016
6

This thesis uses a complexity thinking approach to investigate the implementation of development strategies to improve maternal health taking the province of East New Britain, in Papua New Guinea, as a case study. A key global strategy for improving maternal and neonatal health is that...

Literature review

30 Jun 2015
107

This review presents a summary of the evidence on safely managing expressed breast milk (EBM) in hospital, home and community settings. It found that, regarding risks of pathogen transmission from mother to child, benefits for the infant must be considered against the possible severity of...

Discussion paper

4 Dec 2014
206

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a non-diagnostic umbrella term that is used to cover the full range of possible birth defects and developmental issues that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. This paper describes some of these consequences for children's development and...

Report

17 Nov 2014
116

This report on stage 2 of the national core maternity indicators project describes the development of 8 indicators, including scoping and assessment of existing data items for reporting.

Summary

This report builds on previous work undertaken by the AIHW for the Maternity...

Report

5 Nov 2014
173

This project aimed to determine the feasibility of an integrated pathway model of care for Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy.

Introduction

Despite making substantial improvements in the health of Aboriginal Australians over the last ten years, significant gaps between Aboriginal...

Report

24 Oct 2014
21

The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators are the result of collaboration between the Ministry of Health and maternity stakeholders representing consumer, midwifery, obstetric, general practice, paediatric, and anaesthetic perspectives. In 2011 an expert working group established a set of 12 maternity clinical indicators that could...

Report

17 Sep 2014
64

This report presents the findings of consultation on a proposed system for classifying models of maternity care in Australia. It is one of several components of the National Maternity Data Development Project and is a companion report to the publication, F oundations for enhanced maternity...

Report

17 Sep 2014
84

This report presents a literature review on the development of a nomenclature for models of maternity care in Australia. It is one of several components of the National Maternity Data Development Project and is a companion report to the publication, Foundations for enhanced maternity data...

Report

17 Sep 2014
67

The report presents a data linkage methodology to ascertain the number of maternal and late maternal deaths in Australia.

It is one of several components of the National Maternity Data Development Project and is a companion report to the publication, Foundations for enhanced maternity...

Report

12 Sep 2014
137

This is the first national report on the epidemiology of stillbirth in Australia.

Summary

Australia is considered to be one of the safest countries in which to give birth. Viewed against comparable statistics worldwide, the rate of stillbirth in Australia is among...

Report

19 Aug 2014
146

Summary: Maternal deaths in Australia 2006–2010 provides a summary of statistics on maternal mortality in Australia to inform safety and quality of maternity care in Australia, and provides good practice guidance from members of the National Maternal Mortality Advisory Committee.

Maternal mortality...

Report

5 Aug 2014
93

This paper provides an overview of the birthweight of babies born to Indigenous mothers, including recent trends and information on factors associated with birthweight variation.

Summary

Almost 4% of all babies born in 2011 were to Indigenous mothers

In 2011,...

Report

21 May 2014
79

Findings from a project aimed at building a more comprehensive and consistent national data collection for maternal and perinatal health are presented in this report.

Summary

Investment in more comprehensive and consistent national data collection for maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality...

Report

5 May 2014
376

This report presents data for 19 ‘process of care’ and ‘health outcomes’ indicators which focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease, and maternal and child health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Summary

This is the first national report on...

Audio

5 Mar 2014
186

Crime statistician Dr Don Weatherburn speaks with Fran Kelly about his new book Arresting Incarceration, which examines the growing trend in Aboriginal incarceration rates.

Between 1992 and 2012, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment per head of population soared by more than 50 per cent.

Conference paper

27 Aug 2013
4

The objective of this study is to analyse the travel patterns of New Zealand women regarding the location of the facility selected for birth. Previous studies have been conducted in New Zealand which investigated access to maternity facilities and maternity provider availability in rural areas...

Thesis

14 Dec 2012
1

The aim of this thesis was to examine the way in which migrant Samoan women did birth in Wellington in the mid 1980's. The thesis draws on interviews conducted with fifty Samoan women and interweaves the findings of these interviews with analyses of material drawn...

Evaluation

1 Oct 2012
3

This independent evaluation was conducted to inform NZMFAT and LMNZ about the progress to date of the Bougainville Healthy Community Program; the lessons learned; and suggestions for future design of a next five-year phase and implications for rollout in PNG. The evaluation focused on village...

Chapter

1 Jan 2011
46

This chapter tells the story of the Maternity Coalition (MC), an Australian advocacy organization which represents an often ‘forgotten’ strand of the women’s movement — the maternalist feminist emphasis on reclaiming women’s rights in birth and breastfeeding. Having originated in the late 1980s to lobby...

Journal article

30 May 2010
7

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between maternal mental health problems and both caregiving time and experience of time pressure for 216 mothers of children with autism. Data describing caregiving time was obtained using 24-h time-diaries. Standard questionnaires were used to assess time...

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