National guidance on collaborative maternity care
Submission by Women’s Health Victoria in response to the Draft national guidance on collaborative maternity care. Discusses: woman-centred care; collaborative practice models and minimum standards; care coordinator selection; professional tensions between the midwifery and medical professions; national guidelines for consultation and referrals within maternity care; independent midwives; and the role of stakeholders.
Submitted to: Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council. Further information on the consultation can be found here.
Response to the Draft national guidance on collaborative maternity care / Women's Health Victoria. - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, April 2010