Hear Dr. Sarah Munro speak about birth after caesarean section

Mar 8, 2018 | News

Dr. Sarah MunroDr. Sarah Munro

CHÉOS Scientist and UBC Department of Family Practice Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Sarah Munro, will present her knowledge translation study on barriers to patient-centred care for birth after caesarean section at the next CHÉOS Work in Progress Seminar. 

  • When: Wednesday March 14, 12-1 p.m.
  • Where: Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Topic: My Next Birth: Using knowledge translation to optimize patient care for next birth after caesarean

British Columbia has the highest caesarean section (CS) rate in Canada (34%). The single largest contributor to this phenomenon is elective repeat CS. While over 80% of patients with a past CS are eligible to attempt a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), fewer than 30% of those candidates choose to attempt a vaginal birth. In this context, there is a pressing need to identify the reasons why women and their care providers may opt for elective repeat CS and to develop and implement interventions that support patients’ informed choice for mode of delivery.

This presentation will provide an overview of a knowledge translation study, My Next Birth, which sought to identify and mitigate barriers to patient-centred care for birth after CS. We will describe the findings from Phase 1, a mixed methods needs assessment, and introduce Phase 2, a multi-faceted shared decisionmaking intervention that is being designed and tested in partnership with a multidisciplinary provincial team of patients, providers, and health system decision makers.

This talk is open and will include a light lunch. Visit the event page for more information.

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