Research & Community Reports

Haida Gwaii: Maternity Care – July 2010

Haida Gwaii coverA report documenting findings from the Haida Gwaii phase of the “Logic Model Project,” a study was undertaken to develop evidence for supporting sustainable rural maternity care.  There are currently no maternity services in Masset and maternity services without caesarean section backup in Queen Charlotte city.

 

Providing a Birth Support Program for Women of the North Island Region, Vancouver Island: An Aboriginal Midwifery Demonstration Project – August 2009

North Island coverA consultation report on the potential for the implementation of an Aboriginal Midwifery Demonstration Project in the North Island region, commissioned by First Nations and Inuit Health (FNIH, Health Canada).

Interdisciplinary Maternity Care in Rural Environments: Campbell River Community Report – December 2009

Campbell River Report (2009)A report from the “Interprofessional Collaborative Maternity Care Project” looking at Campbell River, BC and local barriers to models of midwifery care in the community.


Maternity Care in Bella Coola: Barriers and Solutions to Local Sustainability – October 2008 

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A report documenting findings from the Bella Coola phase of the “Logic Model Project,” a study undertaken to develop evidence for supporting sustainable rural maternity care. There is currently a moratorium on intrapartum services in Bella Coola.

Interdisciplinary Maternity Care in Rural Environments: Barriers and Solutions to the Integration of Midwives in Trail, British Columbia  – July 2008 
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A report from the “Inter-professional Collaborative Maternity Care Project” looking at Trail, BC and local barriers to models of midwifery care in the community.

Bella Bella/Waglisla: A Case Study on the Implications of Closure of Local Maternity Services– August 2007
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A report on the socio-cultural, financial, and health impacts on Bella Bella/Waglisla women of closures of local maternity services.

Rural Women’s Experiences of Maternity Care: Implications for Policy and Practice – July 2005

Status of Women coverThis Status of Women Canada Report investigated rural maternity care from the perspective of parturient women, care providers,  health care administrators and local leaders. It was found that women’s experiences were bound in the complexity of relationships that were influenced by the attitudes and actions of care providers and the organization of health system services. The lack of clearly defined policies supporting rural maternity care was reflected in a tenuous infrastructure for local birthing. Literature on risk assessment provides a lens through which some of the findings may be interpreted.