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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

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.

Submission_National_guidance_on_collaborative_maternity_care.pdf (44.26KB)

Reference:
Response to the Draft national guidance on collaborative maternity care / Women's Health Victoria. - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, April 2010