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Theorising the relationship between birth unit design and the communication patterns of labouring women and their maternity care providers [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110104108]

Researchers Foureur Prof Maralyn J; Prof Caroline Homer; Dr Jennifer H Fenwick; A/Prof Deborah L Davis; Dr Roslyn Sorensen; A/Prof Ian F Forbes

Brief description The architectural design of hospital birth spaces has a major influence on the quality of communication between women and their care providers and the ability to experience a safe, satisfying birth. This project aims to identify the key features of optimal birth unit design that will enhance communication and thereby improve women's experiences.

Funding Amount $277,992

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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