Childbirth models of care
Clearinghouse Connector – September 2014
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Maternity models of care
Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women : Review Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013
Continuous support for women during childbirth Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013
Private obstetric intervention : good, bad or whatever? Medical Journal of Australia, 2009
Australian national policy frameworks
National maternity services plan : Implementation plan for the middle years 2012-13 Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC), 2012
National maternity services plan 2010 Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC), 2011
National guidance on collaborative maternity care Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), 2010
National midwifery guidelines for consultation and referral Australian College of Midwives , 2013 – Click on ‘Free e-reader version’ to access fulltext
Maternal suitability for models of care, and indications for referral within and between models of care RANZCOG College Statement, 2012 – Scroll down to Models of Care section
Improving maternity services in Australia : the report of the Maternity Services Review Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2009
State policy frameworks
Capability framework for Victorian maternity and newborn services Victoria. Department of Health, 2010
Future directions for Victoria’s maternity services Victoria. Department of Human Services, 2004
Models of antenatal care 3 Centres Collaboraton (Melbourne), 2002
Managing women in distress after a; traumatic birth experience South Australia. Department of Health, 2014
Australian perinatal reporting
Victoria’s mothers and babies : Victoria’s maternal, perinatal, child and adolescent mortality 2010-2011 Victoria. Department of Health. Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, 2013
Victorian maternity services performance indicators : complete set for 2010-11 and 2011-12 Victoria. Department of Health, 2014
Maternal deaths in Australia 2006-2010 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
Australia’s mothers and babies 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Perinatal Statistics Unit, 2013
Childbirth and human rights
Informed choice, consent and the law: the legalities of ‘yes I can’ and ‘no I can’t’ : informed decision making as a human right Birth Matters : Journal of the Maternity Coalition, 2010
Obstetricians and childbirth : responsibilities RANZCOG College Statement, 2013 – Scroll down to Models of Care section
Respectful maternity care : the universal rights of childbearing women Health Policy Project; and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, 2011
Break the silence : respectful maternity care [Video] White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, 2012
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) College statements and guidelines
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