Session: Evidence Based Practices in Maternity Care That Foster Patient-Provider Communication and Trust
4052.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Evidence Based Practices in Maternity Care That Foster Patient-Provider Communication and Trust
When new research evidence emerges that does not support conventional maternity care practices, why is the health care system resistant to changing its practices? This session will explore the barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice, including social determinants of birth culture, by drawing on research and experience in key areas Health care providers are most effective when consumers have access to care, plenty of information, and trust that the care they are receiving is based on the best evidence available. This session will explore healthcare policy changes that are needed to improve access, communication and trust between women and their maternity care providers. At the top of that list is developing a better understanding of why the current healthcare system is resistant to evidence-based change and ways that building a trust relationship whereby a woman can be confident that her health care provider is giving her evidence-based care. Information sharing, along with a willingness of care providers to explore both low tech and high tech options, is critical to building this trust relationship
Learning Objectives: Innovations in Maternity Health Services Evidence Based Practices in Maternity Care that Foster Patient- Provider Communication and Trust. Learning Objectives-2003 1. Recognize challenges for meaningful research that focuses on normal childbirth. 2. Describe the nature of interventions in a contemporary childbirth in the United States. 3. List three aspects of the Cochrane collaboration methods that make it so valuable scientifically. 4. Recognize the lack of evidence for many standard practices and interventions used in normal childbirth.
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Organizer(s):Carol Nelson, CPM, LM
Moderator(s):Carol Nelson, CPM, LM
8:30 AMConsumers and evidence-based practice for maternity care
Susan Sherry Hodges, MS
8:47 AMExamining Attitudes Toward and Outcomes of Cesarean Births: The Listening to Mothers Survey
Eugene R Declercq, PhD, Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH, Maureen Corry, MPH
9:04 AMIt is possible that there could be serious implications for childbearing women from the widespread use of the new 1-layer suturing technique for the uterus after cesarean section
Ina May Gaskin, CPM, Kenneth C Johnson, PhD
9:21 AMMaternal health concerns after delivery: Insights from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Sarojini Kanotra, PhD, MPH, CHES, Denise D'Angelo, MPH, Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, Tonji Durant, PhD, Amy Lansky, PhD
9:38 AMUse of obstetrical research in North America: Disturbing new trends
Kenneth C Johnson, PhD, Betty-Anne Daviss, RM, CPM, MA
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA