Working group six
To synthesise and disseminate the evidence from WG 1-5 to scientific, clinical, managerial, opinion leader, policy maker and service user stakeholders.
To synthesise and disseminate the evidence from WG 1-5 to scientific, clinical,managerial, opinion leader, policy maker and service user stakeholders. Use will be made of realist research techniques, and mixed-methods review methodology to bring together the data from WG1-5, on the basis of both ‘what works, for who, in what circumstances’, and in terms of the formula, ‘mechanism + context =outcome’. This will be integrated with new insights from emerging Implementation Science studies to inform the design of knowledge transfer tools and techniques, and the use and design of such tools and techniques for specific stakeholder groups, including the use of new e-and m-technologies.
Book review on New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives by Sarah Church, Marie-Clare Balaam and Lucy Frith.
Pictured: Dr Anastasia Topalidou, Researcher Kenny Finlayson and Prof Soo Downe (COST ACTION IS 1405 Leader) in Toronto
More than 40 active members of Cost Action IS1405 met in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of June (2017) to present the latest research findings in the field of B.I.R.T.H. at the ICM most important International meeting.
Our team will participate in symposiums, workshops, plenary debates apart from giving oral presentations and posters.
The variety of titles includes Midwifery Roles, Practices, Challenges and Barriers to Midwifery Integration, Midwife-led Homebirths, Women’s Health during pregnancy and at Birth, Continuity of Care on the Physical and Psychosocial Health of Mother and Child, Pain Experience and Management, Action Research on a Labor Ward, Normal Birth, Fetal and Neonatal Death and Pregnancy Loss issues, Women’s Rights in Maternity Services, Developing Sustainable Health Policies, Exploring Care Models etc.
Our COST ACTION IS1405 is a significant contributor to shaping the evolving trends in the field of maternity care systems and its impact to Global Health and Peace.
Interviews done by Liv Bodil Eide from the Crete meeting (March 2017):
This is a publication within COST ACTION IS1405 Working Group 6
dissemination of Information. You can download the crossword puzzles pdf here.
[NOTE: You can read all the reports from all the working groups on the Publications & Outputs page here]
WG6 (Jan 2017): Ready to download now.
Cosmoanelixis, Prenatal & Life Sciences
Disciplinary background: Prenatal psychology
Olga has studied Law at the Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece but she continued her studies exploring the prenatal aspects of our human experience getting a professional specialization in Whole-Self Prenatal Psychology.
This is the field she has devoted her energy. For the last almost 20 years she has been running cosmoanelixis, which under the new legal status offers post-graduate and professional education in the field of Prenatal & Life Sciences both online and on site.
She is the president of the Hellenic Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, NGO, Athens, Greece. She has published 2 books and has written a number of articles & papers.
Assistant Professor Dolores Ruiz Berdún
Universidad de Alcalá
Disciplinary background: History/women’s studies/midwifery researcher
Dolores holds a degree in nursing (1987), in midwifery (1996) and in Information and Documentation (2001), a Masters degree in University Teaching (2013) and a PhD in History of Science (2012).
She worked for 8 years as a clinical nurse and 18 years as a clinical midwife before joining the Universidad de Alcalá, where she is now Professor of Medical Humanities and History of Science for pharmacist, chemical, biological and medical students. From 2007 to 2013 she also worked as a Professor of Midwifery Studies at the Madrid Midwifery Teaching Unit, and from 2000 to 2014 as a Associated Professor at the Red Cross School of Nursing of Madrid.
Dolores is a founding member of the Parenting and Breastfeeding Support Group Lactard. Read more here.
Her current research is focused in History of Midwifery, History of Obstetrics and childbirth. She is also interested in social and ethics dimensions of obstetric care. Read more here.
Professor Karin Minnie
North West University, South Africa
Disciplinary background: INSINQ – Quality in Nursing and Midwifery
Karin Minnie is an Associate Professor and Director of INSINQ, a research entity at the North-West University in South Africa.
Her research interests are: promoting evidence-based practices such as continuous support during childbirth and facilitating kind and compassionate childbirth. She is also interested in knowledge translation and realist research.
Liv Bodil Eide
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Disciplinary background: Child welfare
Education: Child welfare worker. Master in Social anthropology.
Master thesis: Intimacy and distance- the relationship between mother and midwife in planned homebirths and hospital births in Sweden.
Research interests: Childbirth – implications of birth place, authoritative knowledge. Childbirth and organization of care. Using Digital storytelling to improve child welfare and social work students` reflections on, and communication of, their own professional learning. Using Digital storytelling in research dissemination.
Interview with Bengt Lindstrom
Interview with Michelle Sadler