We host web conferences, workshops, and forums, both in person and online, that are dedicated to issues of importance to our members. Listed below are the upcoming events for our Network Groups.
Listed below are the upcoming events:
17 Aug 2022, 10:00am – 11:00am AEST
Specialized Teams for the Care of Micropremature Infants - Sunnybrook Health Service Centre, Toronto
NICU and Special Care Nurseries
Micropremature infants (born at < 26 weeks’ gestation) have a high risk of mortality or morbidity and are amongst the most challenging patients we care for. Join Dr Michael Dunn, Senior Neonatalogist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto to discuss organizational modifications that could lead to improved outcomes for babies and families.
DJÄKAMIRR is an award winning film that follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. It tells their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkmirr: Yolŋu First Nations childbirth companions. Meet the filmmakers and community researchers who are committed to returning childbirth services back to Yolŋu control.
Join this web conference to hear how numerous health districts in NZ joined forces to create a regional climate change risk assessment, reducing workload and costs and fostering collaboration and awareness between health districts. Hear also about the Greening Starship project at Starship Children’s Hospital, an institution wide commitment to environmental stewardship led by clinicians reducing the carbon footprint of one of the largest children’s health services in New Zealand.
Pathways of shame and compassion: A grounded theory of the evolution of perinatal suicidality
Vulnerable Women Series
'I never felt like I belonged'… In this presentation, Dr Laura Biggs will share a grounded theory which aimed to explain how suicidality evolves during pregnancy and the following year. The theory was generated from the stories of 139 Australian women, generously shared with the research team via online anonymous surveys and in-depth interviews.
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) introduced a digital platform to engage pregnant women as soon as they are referred to them for antenatal care, allowing women to be more informed and involved in their care. Join Dr Julia Dalton, POPN Project Manager to learn how this has increased attendance rates, reduced waitlist for appointments, and enhanced midwifery care.
Chief eXperience Officer - Creating Exceptional Experiences with Our People and Patients - The Royal Women's VIC
WHA Leading Thinkers
Sherri Huckstep is the first CXO (Chief eXperience Officer) at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, a role that has responsibility for the experience of staff and patients. The Chief eXperience Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Women’s Creating Exceptional Experiences Strategy which is the cornerstone of the Women’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. This position is responsible for creating an organisational culture that ensures the Women’s realises its commitment to put patients and consumers at the heart of everything they do.
Murra Mullangari Program - Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Educations
Improving Value in Healthcare
Murra Mullangari developed by The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the first Indigenous-developed Cultural Safety and Humility program for practising nursing and midwifery specifically. The term ‘Cultural’ in Cultural Safety is not about cultural identity, ethnicity or traditions. Rather, it’s about the ‘culture’ of power. The program is one aspect of life-long learning towards achieving Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility in Nursing and Midwifery practice, especially when caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It also contributes to eliminating racism and addressing inequities in Nursing and Midwifery workforce and in health outcomes. Clinically safe practice is not possible without culturally safe practice.
Castlemaine Health Midwifery Group Practice Program Journey
Midwifery Group Practice
In June 2020 Castlemaine Health’s maternity services were suspended pending a review. This was at a time where many smaller hospitals around the state were closing their maternity services. The community came onboard and threw their support behind the maternity service, which was instrumental in securing support from the local government and SCV. Extensive review and re-modelling of the service was undertaken leading to the development of their MGP model. April Jardine, Midwifery Coordinator and Educator will share Castlemaine's experience and how local women are able to continue birthing in their local community in their midwifery continuity of care model.
WHA acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, including the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the Kamberri/Canbeerra region upon which our office is located.
We are committed to supporting health services and professionals across the WHA community to partner with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and communities to ensure their maternal, newborn and women's health services are culturally safe and providing equitable outcomes for women, their families and communities.