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Exploring barriers and facilitators to midwives’ delivery of cessation support

6 months
Approved budget:
Ms Brenda Gordon
Health issue:
Obstetric complications/perinatal care
Proposal type:
Rangahau Hauora Training Grant
Lay summary
Ms Gordon was pursuing midwifery training and would like to undertake a period of training in research on her chosen field of interest. Up to 45% of all pregnant Maori women smoke tobacco. International research has found that although LMCs know that providing cessation support is a part of their role, it often doesn’t translate into practice. The aim of the proposed project is to explore the barriers and facilitators to midwives’ sustained delivery of cessation support to pregnant clients who smoke throughout their pregnancy. Ms Gordon will conduct qualitative interviews with both hospital and independent midwives. She will be working fulltime for 6 months on this project under the supervision of Dr Marewa Glover while taking a break from her midwifery/public health study. Ms Gordon has lots of Maori contacts and networks and this project would support her to develop research skills.