North Island Blog: Updates from the Field

1A Community Symposium: A student midwife’s perspective on rural midwifery

1A Community Symposium: A student midwife’s perspective on rural midwifery

Written by Lisa Hodgson, Research Assistant, 2nd Year Midwifery Student, UBC July 2018 Our June 15th 1A Community Symposium acted as a catalyst for networking between the various 1A maternity sites’ health professionals. I had the privilege of sitting in with midwives from Invermere, Haida Gwaii, Salt Spring Island and Hazelton who came together to share their […]

1A Community Symposium: Establishing building blocks to sustain rural maternity care

1A Community Symposium: Establishing building blocks to sustain rural maternity care

Written by Regina Chan, Project Assistant On Friday, June 15th, the Centre for Rural Health Research held the 1A Community Symposium. This day-long symposium brought together the five rural communities in British Columbia who provide local maternity care in the absence of local C-section services. These communities are Port McNeill, Hazelton, Haida Gwaii, Salt Spring, […]

Supporting Normal Birth

Supporting Normal Birth

Over 30 community members, care providers and moms attended a session around considerations for supporting birth in small communities led by Dr Kotaska, OBGYN Yellowknife as part of our Building Blocks for Sustainable Rural Maternity Care: The North Island Project. If you missed it, you can watch the session here. Supporting Normal Birth Dr. Andrew […]

Building Nursing Confidence in the North Island

Building Nursing Confidence in the North Island

Written by Kira Barwich, Research Co-ordinator April 2018 One of the ‘building blocks’ to sustain rural maternity care in the North Island that emerged through engaging community members and care providers was the need for increased confidence and competence in maternity care for the nurses on the North Island. We heard from many nurses in […]