WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

Dr. Dolores Ruiz-Berdún (WG4 & WG6) will be representing the University of Alcalá and taking part in the final debate of a conference in Brussels called Which future the Scientific Women want? You can contact her for information: lola.ruizberdun@uah.es Which future the Scientific Women want? Brussels, October 17, 2017 Salle Walter Hallstein ‐ Berlaymont Building… Continue reading WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

Article: COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day (Sofia, Sept 27, 2017)

COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day  COST held an Info Day at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria on the 27th September, to promote the benefits of participating in COST Actions, which enable collaborative and dynamic scientific research across European countries. Over 100 participants from the Bulgarian academic sector attended the event, including many younger… Continue reading Article: COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day (Sofia, Sept 27, 2017)

Florence meeting (Oct 9 to 11, 2017): Programme and draft agenda

Here are the latest details for the Florence details: COST Action IS1405 Meeting Florence, Italy 9th-11th October 2017 Monday 9th October- Palazzo Medici Riccardi Sala Pistelli -1st Floor 09.00-12.00  Core group 10.30-10.45  Coffee Break 12.00-13.15  Lunch (Tour to Palazzo Vecchio offered by City Council) Sala Luca Giordano- 1st Floor 13.15-13.30  Institutional Greetings – Nicola Armentano… Continue reading Florence meeting (Oct 9 to 11, 2017): Programme and draft agenda

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 17th Biennial Conference (deadline Dec 15, 2017)

European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 17th Biennial Conference OLD TENSIONS, EMERGING PARADOXES IN HEALTH: RIGHTS, KNOWLEDGE, AND TRUST’ Venue: University Institute of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal June 6-8, 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS [deadline: December 15, 2017] The call for abstracts to the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) 17th Biennial Conference is… Continue reading CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 17th Biennial Conference (deadline Dec 15, 2017)

STSM: Three new reports published

Parental Quality of Life after a very preterm birth: Rethinking family centredness by Mariana Filipa da Silva Amorim  Downloaded it here (pdf). Deconstructing the concept ‘satisfaction with intrapartum care’ by Lucy Frith and Lea Takacs You can download the pdf here. Training in Qualitative Research Methodology and Analytical Framework by Stella Villarmea, Kenny Fynlaison, Carol… Continue reading STSM: Three new reports published

WG4: Vaginal Delivery Care report published in MedCrave journal

WG4 members have had a report published in MedCrave, the Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal. Vaginal Delivery Care, Episiotomy Performance and Examination of Severe Perineal Tears: Cross-Sectional Study in 43 Public Hospitals You can download a pdf of the report here. Abstract Introduction: the public health system in Catalonia in order to achieve consensus in… Continue reading WG4: Vaginal Delivery Care report published in MedCrave journal

First Italian Survey “Women and Childbirth” on Obstetric Violence, Rome, (Sept 20, 2017)

COST Action member Elena Skoko, along with Alessandra Battisti, are Coordinators of the Survey and Founders of Italian Obstetric Violence Observatory. The results of their work will be released on September 20, 2017. Elena said: “We’d like to invite you to the press conference where we will announce the outcomes of the first Italian Survey… Continue reading First Italian Survey “Women and Childbirth” on Obstetric Violence, Rome, (Sept 20, 2017)

WG1: Two papers by Olga Gouni

Olga Gouni has published two new papers. Details and download links are below: WG1: The Complexity of Prenatal and Perinatal Experience: Why Trauma and How To Heal a paper by Olga Gouni from 1st International Congress on Psychological Trauma: Prenatal, Perinatal & Postnatal can be downloaded here as a pdf. WG1: ARTfeeding the (un)born Baby… Continue reading WG1: Two papers by Olga Gouni

VACANCY: Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin (deadline Aug 25, 2017)

The closing date for the Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin has been extended to Friday, August 25. Here are some details about the vacancy: Post Title: Professor in Midwifery. Post Status: Permanent Contract – Full Time. Department / Faculty: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences Trinity College Dublin, the… Continue reading VACANCY: Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin (deadline Aug 25, 2017)

New publication from WG-5

The Psychological Experience of Physiological Childbirth: a Protocol for a Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.  By Patricia Leahy-Warren, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Maria Kazmierczak, Yael Benyamini, Margaret Murphy, Esther Crespo-Mirasol, Andria Spyridou, Sigridur Sia Jonsdóttir, Lea Tackas, and Ibone Olza. Our paper has just been published on the International Journal of Childbirth, Volume 7, Number 2. It… Continue reading New publication from WG-5

Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

by Anastasia Topalidou There is a lot of talk of trans-disciplinary research these days. Is it a sign of the times, a new trend or a new requisite need? Maybe it is just a combination of all these, plus the simple assumption that research can no longer provide many essential and groundbreaking solutions unless individuals… Continue reading Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

The Practising Midwife (UK) has published a review of the book New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives, written from research carried out by this COST Action. Information about the review was posted on a Bournemouth University research blog, which you can read here. Or you can read the blog, reproduced by kind permission,… Continue reading Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals

A newly-published book has a chapter in it which has been written by COST Action members. The book is called: Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals. The chapter is: Asylum seekers and refugees. A cross European perspective Marie-Clare Balaam, Mel Cooper, Dineke Korfker and Charles Savona-Ventura. And here… Continue reading WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals