Tag: obstetrics

Health & Healthcare

The homebirth controversy: Informed consent and a child’s right

According to Homebirth Australia, the latest Australian data shows homebirth rates have increased by 56% in one year; there were 863 homebirths in 2009 and 1345 in 2010. Following this, there have been inquests around the country looking at homebirth deaths in recent years. We had the opportunity to hear from Ann Catchlove* on informed…

14 Apr 2015, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

The role of midwives: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

The role of midwives has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years. President and Vice President of the Australian College of Midwives, Professor Caroline Homer (Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney) and Dr Michelle Newton (Lecturer, La Trobe University), are able to give us key insights into how the role has changed and its effects on enrolment rate…

13 Mar 2015, by Informa Australia