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Lived experience of Cape York Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, families and health workers in regard to stillbirth

Project Status In Progress
Organisation Lead Mater Research
Lead Investigator Sue Vlack
Program Area Implementing Best Practice In Care After Stillbirth And In Subsequent Pregnancies
Topic Optimal Bereavement Care For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Women

Stillbirth happens more often among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women compared with non-Indigenous women in Australia. Much of the research contributing to understanding of social and emotional needs after stillbirth reflects the views of mainstream communities and is missing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. A greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander womens experiences of stillbirth is necessary to guide measures for culturally appropriate after-care. We aim to document the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families affected by stillbirth in Cape York and Cairns.