Current Student Projects

Understanding the challenges and solutions for facilitating consumers’ informed decision-making in maternity care.

Gabrielle Stevens (PhD project)
Supervisors: Dr Yvette Miller and Dr Bernadette Watson

The importance of women-centred maternity care is widely recognised. Central to this is the ability for patients to make informed medical decisions, which involves patients’ access to quality information about maternity care options as well as having choices in the care that they receive. This project will look at developing a comprehensive understanding of the current challenges to greater patient involvement in maternity care decision-making. The information gathered will be used to develop intervention strategies that will support the more successful integration of patient informed decision-making in maternity care. This will likely involve strategies tailored specifically to the practical implementation of a number of decision aid tools currently available to women in Queensland.