1081 Burrard Street
Sarah Munro, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Department of Family Practice and the Preference Laboratory at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Affiliate Member of the Women’s Health Research Institute and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation
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 decision-making intervention that is being designed and tested in partnership with a multidisciplinary provincial team of patients, providers, and health system decision makers.
Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.