STSM Report: Women’s rights and decisions around childbirth in the Czech Republic by Ema Hrešanová

Here is Ema Hrešanová STSM report on Women’s rights and decisions around childbirth in the Czech Republic. Action number: IS1405 STSM title: Women’s rights and decisions around childbirth in the Czech Republic STSM start and end date: 03/09/2018 PURPOSE OF THE STSM Women’s rights violations and violence against women in maternity care have recently received… Continue reading STSM Report: Women’s rights and decisions around childbirth in the Czech Republic by Ema Hrešanová

REPORT: Lucerne (Feb 7-9, 2018)

COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health –an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date: Wednesday February 7, 2018 to Friday, February 9, 2018 Venue: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Social Work, Lucerne, Switzerland Meeting Type: Core Group and Management Committee Meetings,… Continue reading REPORT: Lucerne (Feb 7-9, 2018)

REPORT: Crete (March 6-9, 2017)

COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health –an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date: Monday, March 6, 2017 to Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Venue: Aquila Atlantis Hotel, Heraklion, Crete, Greece Meeting Type: Management Committee Meeting, Working Group Meeting, Workshops/ Conferences Local Organiser Institution: Cosmoanelixis Attendance:… Continue reading REPORT: Crete (March 6-9, 2017)

REPORT: Lancaster (October 5-8, 2015)

Scientific Report: COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date:  5th-8th October 2015 Venue: The Storey Institute,  Lancaster The meeting was attended by 61 members of the COST Action from across Europe and 2 colleagues from Chile. Proceedings… Continue reading REPORT: Lancaster (October 5-8, 2015)

REPORT: Malta (5-6 November, 2018)

Scientific Report: COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health –an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date: Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th November 2018 Venue: San George Corinthia Hotel, St Julians and The University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta Meeting Type: Final Action Conference Local Organiser… Continue reading REPORT: Malta (5-6 November, 2018)

REPORT: Florence (October 9-11, 2017)

Scientific Report COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date: 9th-11th October 2017 Venue: Palazzo Medici Riccardi & Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence Meeting Type: Management Committee Meeting, Working Group Meeting, Workshops/ Conferences Local Organiser Institution: Monia Lippi -Italian… Continue reading REPORT: Florence (October 9-11, 2017)

REPORT: Bergen (March 14-16, 2016)

Scientific Report COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date:  14th-16th March 2016 Venue: Bergen University College The meeting was attended by 56 members of the COST Action from across Europe, 1 colleague from Chile and 2 from… Continue reading REPORT: Bergen (March 14-16, 2016)

REPORT: Barcelona (May 4-6, 2015)

Scientific Report COST Action IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Meeting date:  4-6 May 2015 Venue: College of Nurses of Barcelona The meeting was supported by the Ministry of Health of Catalonia and many local health Institutions have expressed their… Continue reading REPORT: Barcelona (May 4-6, 2015)

COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018)

COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018) IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Download the full report pdf here. This report is submitted by the Action Rapporteur in fulfilment of the requirements of the rules for COST Action Management,… Continue reading COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018)

WG4: Members publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces published in HERD

Several WG4 COST Actiont members have contributed to an article published in HERD: Health Environmants & Research Design Journal. ABSTRACT: This article investigates whether the physical environment in which childbirth occurs impacts the intrapartum intervention rates and how this might happen. The study explores the spatial physical characteristics that can support the design of spaces… Continue reading WG4: Members publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces published in HERD

WG4 & WG6: Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide co-publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces

COST Action’s Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide have co-published a paper called: The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Contributors: Nicoletta Setola, Eletta Naldi, Grazia Giulia Cocina, Liv Bodil Eide, Laura Iannuzzi  and Deirdre Daly… Continue reading WG4 & WG6: Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide co-publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces

SYMPOSIUM: Ethical Implications of Improvement Science Research and Practice (Liverpool, Apr 29, 2019)

This COST Action’s Lucy Frith (University of Liverpool) is part of thgis symposium. THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: DEVELOPING A RESEARCH AGENDA Monday 29th April 2019 University of Liverpool London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG A one day symposium – Supported by the Institute of Medical Ethics and the… Continue reading SYMPOSIUM: Ethical Implications of Improvement Science Research and Practice (Liverpool, Apr 29, 2019)

COST members publish Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings

Several COST members have published a MidconBirth Study protocol: Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings, the MidconBirth Study protocol ABSTRACT This paper presents the Protocol for a multicentre study that seeks to analyse the relationship between midwife care during childbirth and spontaneous vaginal birth. Each participating hospital collects outcome data… Continue reading COST members publish Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings

REPORT: COST – Swiss Management Committee report

COST Action activities Meetings (Management committee, working groups, seminar, conferences, other) Eight COST-Action meetings were held in Brussels, Barcelona, Bergen, Sofia, Heaklion, Florence, Lucerne and Malta, where members of Management Committee, Core Group and working groups met face- to- face. The Action reached a participation of 31 countries and over 120 members. Most of them… Continue reading REPORT: COST – Swiss Management Committee report

Lola Ruiz Berdún wins History of Obstetrics award for her paper Midwives Victims of the Spanish Civil War

Lola Ruiz Berdún has been awarded with the best History of Obstetrics paper written in Spain for the last four years. The award is granted by The Royal Academy of Medicine of  Oriental Andalucía (2000 euros) and the ceremony was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The title of the paper is “Midwives victims of… Continue reading Lola Ruiz Berdún wins History of Obstetrics award for her paper Midwives Victims of the Spanish Civil War

LOS scientific report (Malta, Nov 5 & 6, 2018)

Meeting date: Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th November 2018 Venue: San George Corinthia Hotel, St Julians and The University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta Meeting Type: Final Action Conference Local Organiser Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, Malta Attendance: The meeting was attended by 44 participants, most of them… Continue reading LOS scientific report (Malta, Nov 5 & 6, 2018)

STSM report: George Tzagkarakis – An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement

George Tzagkarakis has published an STSM report entitled: An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement. The work came out of a meeting at Queen’s University, Belfast (November 12-18, 2018) You can download a pdf of the report here.

WG4 Report: Two publications by Lola Ruiz Berdún (Spanish Language)

WG4s Lola Ruiz Berdún, alongside Rosario Martin-Alcaide, has published a report in LLULL. You can download it here. It is written in Spanish, the summary (in English) is shown below. Lola Ruiz Berdún has also edited another publication, Ciencia y Técnica en la Universidad, Trabajos de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas Volumen… Continue reading WG4 Report: Two publications by Lola Ruiz Berdún (Spanish Language)

UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta

UCLan’s Professor in Midwifery Studies, Soo Downe recently met with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to discuss the next steps for two European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) project that she has led for the last 8 years. The COST Action IS1405 “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system… Continue reading UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta