Group pregnancy care for women of refugee background: a qualitative study examining the experiences of multidisciplinary provider teams
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research
- Project Status
- General Practice
- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
|Dr Jane Yelland||Personal web page|
Group pregnancy care (GPC) for refugee background women is a unique inter-agency, community informed model of antenatal care and group information sessions designed to improve women’s access to care, enhance health literacy and reduce social isolation. A multidisciplinary team includes hospital employed midwives, a bicultural worker, maternal and child health nurse and interpreter. Group pregnancy care is provided in a community setting in four outer suburbs of Melbourne for Karen (from Burma), Syrian Chaldean, Afghan and Vietnamese women.
A comprehensive evaluation is being undertaken by MCRI in partnership with the participating health agencies, lead refugee agencies, state government and other researchers. This study will explore the role and the experiences of the multidisciplinary team working together in a new way in caring for women of refugee background. Data sources: qualitative interviews and focus groups with members of the group pregnancy care provider and agency management teams.
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