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NORPHCAM Collaborators receive ARC Discovery Grant to examine CAM use for pregnancy, labour and birthing (Oct 09)

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NORPHCAM Collaborators (A/Prof Jon Adams, Dr Alex Broom and A/Prof David Sibbritt) have been awarded $260,000 by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to conduct a mixed-method, 3 year study of CAM use for pregnancy, labour and birthing amongst Australian women. The project examining therapeutic pluralism within Australian maternity care (focusing upon CAM, midwifery and obstetrics) provides the first large-scale, in-depth investigation of decision-making and communication between women and their maternity providers as well as between the different professionals themselves. As A/Prof Jon Adams, leading the research, explains, 'our recent critical review [published in the international journal BIRTH] identified that the empirical examination of CAM use for pregnancy and birthing was lacking world-wide. This latest Government funding to conduct cutting-edge research will provide insights for decision-making, practice and policy on this topic'. The project will commence in 2010 in collaboration with Professor Cindy Gallois of the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies, University of Queensland.

 

Last changed: Nov 03 2009 at 10:31 AM

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