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Paperbark and Pinard: A historical account of maternity care in one remote Aboriginal town

Ireland, Sarah; Belton, Suzanne; McGrath, Ann; Saggers, Sherry; Narjic, Concepta Wulili


BACKGROUND AND AIM: Maternity care in remote areas of the Australian Northern Territory is restricted to antenatal and postnatal care only, with women routinely evacuated to give birth in hospital. Using one remote Aboriginal community as a case study, our aim with this research was to document and explore the major changes to the provision of remote maternity care over the period spanning pre-European colonisation to 1996. METHODS: Our research methods included historical ethnographic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Book Title: Women and Birth
Access Rights: Open Access


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