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Kathleen Baird, PhD, MA Ed, PG Dip HE, BSc(Hons), HDE, RM

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2016
  • Country: Australia

Dr. Kathleen Baird is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University and Director of Midwifery and Nursing Education, Women’s and Newborn Service, Gold Coast Hospital. For the last fifteen years Kathleen’s main research interests have centred around intimate partner violence, with a focus on violence during pregnancy. Kathleen’s PhD explored women’s experiences of partner violence during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Kathleen has been involved with domestic violence training of qualified health professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate health students and members of the voluntary services for several years. Kathleen is currently involved with several research projects in relation to intimate partner violence and the role of health care and sits on the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council.

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The role of the midwife in supporting women who experience domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy
Domestic violence and abuse occurs throughout society and has a devastating effect on survivors, their communities. Until the last decade, health has dealt mainly with the consequences of domestic violence with proactive identification being poor, with only meagre pro-active identification in many parts of the health sector. Women experiencing domestic abuse identify healthcare professionals as a potential source of support, yet some health care professionals including midwives are unclear about their roles and responsibilities when supporting women and children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. This presentation will consider the prevalence of domestic violence; examine its effect on women and pregnancy. It will also describe the role of the midwife in supporting women and provide an update of research, policy and best practice.
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Domestic Violence & Pregnancy