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Understanding the rural maternity workforce in South Australia


Stewart, R and Abernethy, G and Ayton, J, Understanding the rural maternity workforce in South Australia, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network, Australia (2019) [Consultants Report]

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This report presents for the consideration of the Country Health South Australia (CHSA) Local Health Network, the findings of the South Australia (SA) Rural Maternity Workforce Review conducted by a multidisciplinary team led by Associate Professor Ruth Stewart (James Cook University) together with Ms Gail Abernethy (James Cook University) and Dr Jennifer Ayton (University of Tasmania).

This review sought to better understand the needs of the rural maternity services workforce of SA. It presents the aggregation of qualitative data collected from January-February 2019 inclusively. Key findings and recommendations address (1) structural challenges to sustainability, (2) workforce issues and priorities, and (3) training opportunities. Rural maternity service sites visited included rural hospitals that delivered maternity services (antenatal, postnatal, or birthing services) and general practice clinics.

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:midwifery, workforce, service, rural health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Midwifery
Research Field:Clinical midwifery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Ayton, J (Dr Jennifer Ayton)
ID Code:133083
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-06-06
Last Modified:2019-06-12
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