Principal Investigator:Janssen, Patricia Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to analyze the birth outcomes from the Fort Smith Midwifery Program. The hypothesis of this research project is that the outcomes for mothers and babies of this midwifery-based birth centre in the rural and remote town of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories (NWT) will be comparable to birth outcomes from women using the midwifery services in Nunavik, Quebec and to wo...
Principal Investigator:Becker, Gisela Licenced Year(s):
Objectives of the research are to 1)describe women’s experiences of culturally safe birthing with a midwife in a remote northern community; 2)describe women’s preferences and choices in birthing in a remote northern community; 3)determine women’s common and diverse experiences and understandings of culturally safe birthing in a remote northern community; and 4)review whether women’s choices in bir...
Principal Investigator:Chamberlain, Marie Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will review medical charts and a data collection tool filled out for all women who gave birth in a one-year period from Rankin and Baker. 15 women from each hamlet and 10 male partners will be interviewed. Midwives will be observed at the Rankin Birthing Centre during a one-month period. The researcher will also conduct interviews with health pesonnel and key informants in Rankin In...
Principal Investigator:Putt, Betty-Anne Licenced Year(s):
This project will conbine analysis of interview data, review of available literature and the personal accounts of the elders. The elders will be asked to verbally respond to a series of open questions aimed at gathering data to meet the objectives of the research of traditional Inuit practices related to pregnancy and childbirth....