Maternity care for Aboriginal women

Research Project

Improving access and equity in maternity care for Aboriginal women: An in-depth exploration of the Bubup clinic

About this project

The primary purpose of this study is to ascertain whether the Bubup clinic at Monash Health (inclusive of the Aboriginal Midwifery Coordinator), provides a model of care that is feasible and acceptable for Aboriginal women and health professionals. Our secondary purpose is to explore how to best develop a safe and appropriate place for Aboriginal women to have community-based activities and maintain connection with culture and country in the region Monash Health serves.

This evaluation aims:

1. To investigate Aboriginal women’s and health professionals’ perspectives on the feasibility and acceptability of the Bubup clinic.

2. To ascertain Aboriginal women and health professionals’ perspectives on how the Bubup clinic can be enhanced to ensure sustainability.

3. To explore how to develop a safe and appropriate place for Aboriginal women to have community-based activities and maintain connection with culture and country.

Research team

Including:

  • Tracey Stevens
  • Karen Sawyer

External collaborators