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CHANGING CHILDBIRTH – MIDWIVES MAKING A DIFFERENCE

30 Jan – 04 Feb 2022 | Port Douglas, Queensland | 24 CPD Hours

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Conference Program:

There is irrefutable evidence telling us that a woman who receives continuity of care from a Midwife has significantly better outcomes for herself and her baby. In addition there is increasing evidence that Midwives who are well resourced and empowered to work in this way have improved job satisfaction, health and wellbeing.

Increasing numbers of Midwives are wanting to work in this way but progress to widescale implementation remains slow. This conference will provide a platform to enable and empower Midwives who want to develop a deeper understanding around how they can make their contribution to changing the way we deliver maternity care to ensure optimal outcomes for women – their families and the Midwifery profession.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this conference you will:

  • Have a deep understanding of woman centred primary maternity care
  • Be able to critique current models of maternity care in Australia
  • Have an understanding of how to design and implement a woman centred maternity model of care
  • Recognise and plan how you can make a difference and contribute to woman centred maternity care
  • Be able to develop skills and resources to enable you sustain personal wellness in the workplace

Our Presenters:

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Dr Jocelyn Toohill

Director of Midwifery, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health. Adjunct Assoc Professor Griffith University

Dr Jocelyn Toohill is a passionate and experienced midwife of nearly three decades and completed a PhD in 2014 of a multicentred randomised controlled trial for women with childbirth fear. Her maternity and midwifery expertise spans clinical, management, education, governance and safety, academia, and research.

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Prof Mary Sidebotham

PhD RM RN MA

Professor Mary Sidebotham is committed to the pursuit of excellence in midwifery education through the design implementation and evaluation of midwifery education programs. Her expertise and leadership in the field of midwifery education was acknowledged by her receipt in 2013 of an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for inspirational leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of midwifery education that strengthens the Australian workforce and promotes international best practice.

The Program:

DAY One: 30 January 2022

1700 – 1800

Conference Welcome and Registration Reception

Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

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    DAY TWO: 31 January 2022 | Conference Day 

    0900 – 0930

    Welcome to the Conference

    Housekeeping and the weeks program

      0930 – 1030

      Establishing the Evidence

      In this session we will explore the philosophy and history of woman-centred maternity care and start to discuss participant’s experience of current maternity care provision in Australia.

      1030 – 1100

      Morning Tea

        1100 – 1230

        Discovery and understanding of current maternity care in Australia

        We will begin to define values-based health care and explore the common experience of women’s maternity care in Australia.

        This will include group session exploring the cascade of interventions and how this impacts women, babies and maternity care providers.

          1230 – 1330

          Lunch and Networking

            1330 – 1430

            Supporting and empowering the midwifery workforce

            In this session we will look at the international evidence available outlining midwives’ abilities to maintain and sustain wellness in the workplace and factors that promote wellbeing.

            1430 – 1500

            Introduction to reflective clinical supervision

            In this session, we will explore the value and benefits of engaging in structured clinical supervision sessions.

            1500 – 1530

            Afternoon Tea and Networking

            1530 – 1700

            Establishing a road map to wellness

            Clinical supervision continued, followed by a practical mindfulness session.

            DAY Three: 01 February 2022 

            0900 – 1030

            Talking to women, what do women want from maternity care

            In this session, we will hear from women directly of their ideas of how they would like to see maternity care delivered. We will follow on by exploring how you should access representative consumer views. This session will include the importance of culturally appropriate engagement with First Nation’s women. 

            1030 – 1100

            Morning Tea

              1100 – 1230

              How to begin the change: Facilitating community and stakeholder engagement

              In this session, we will discuss how to practically go into your community and gain the support needed to implement and evaluate values-based woman-centred maternity care and change the status quo to meet the needs of women.

              Afternoon Session

              The afternoon contains self-directed activities that will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device. This will include podcasts with leading maternity consumers. If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

                DAY Four: 02 February 2022 | Rest Day

                Explore Port Douglas

                Take this day to explore all the fantastic of Port Douglas and its surrounds – bushwalk in the Daintree, snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef or maybe board a cruise to go croc spotting.

                If you would prefer to explore with other conference attendees optional tours will be available stay tuned for the details. 

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                DAY Five: 03 February 2022 

                0900 – 0930

                The importance of language

                In this session, we explore how to use appropriate language to clearly establish roles, purpose and plans for a changing maternity care environment.

                  0930 – 1030

                  Branching into self-employment, exploring what is possible

                  In this session, we will look at established successful midwifery businesses and begin to chart the journey to implementation.

                    1030 – 1100

                    Morning Tea

                      1100 – 1200

                      Establishing a Maternity Group Practice (MGP) – what do maternity leaders need

                      In this session, you will hear from leaders in the field who will share their advice on what midwifery leaders need to envision, implement, and evaluate a successful and sustainable continuity of midwifery carer model. 

                      1200 – 1230

                      Developing the plan – core components needed – group work

                      In this session, you will work in groups to establish what is needed in a public or private hospital to provide woman-centred continuity of midwifery care.

                      1230 – 1330

                      Lunch and Networking

                      1330 – 1500

                      Feedback and discussion from groups

                      In this session, we will hear from each group then share an evidenced-based blueprint plan on what is needed to create and sustain a successful woman-centred maternity model of care.

                        1500 – 1530

                        Afternoon Tea and Networking

                          1530 – 1700

                          What does success look like and how does it feel?

                          In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from Midwives and women about their different experiences in providing or receiving woman-centred maternity care. We will introduce the importance of creating an evaluation framework for your model of care and ways to make that possible.

                            1830

                            Optional Event

                            A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

                            The GNMRC was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020, at the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. If you are a Nursing or Midwifery professional who wants to make positive changes to your community and the world, then this is the club for you.

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                            DAY Six: 04 February 2022 

                            0900 – 1030

                            Empowered, resilient and ready to go!!! Session One

                            In this session, you will have the opportunity to develop and consider your own potential contribution to ensuring women in Australia access the maternity care they want and deserve.

                            You will reflect on the work you did yesterday on designing and implementing models of care to identify personal goals. With your goals in mind, you will explore how to develop a personal toolkit to support your ongoing professional growth and sustain your physical and emotional health.

                            1030 – 1100

                            Morning Tea

                              1100 – 1230

                              Empowered, resilient and ready to go!!! Session Two

                              In this group discussion, you will have the opportunity to share future plans with your peers and establish ongoing peer support networks.

                              AFTERNOON SESSION

                              The afternoon contains self-directed activities that will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device.

                              We will introduce the importance of creating an evaluation framework for your model of care and ways to make that possible.

                              If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

                              1700 – 1800

                              Farewell REception

                              Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues.

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                                Conference Registration Cost

                                $1,090.00 inc GST

                                What’s Included

                                • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                                • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
                                • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
                                • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter
                                • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
                                • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                                • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
                                • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
                                • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter
                                • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                                What’s not Included:

                                • Travel costs – flights and transfers
                                • Accommodation
                                • Optional Dinner
                                • Travel Insurance

                                What you don’t have to worry about:

                                • Housework
                                • Cooking Meals
                                • The Boss
                                Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.