A lack of choice and control that Aboriginal women currently have over their birthing experience is the driving force for Griffith graduate Cassandra Nest from the Gold Coast.
Increased numbers of Indigenous Midwifery students at Griffith have been just one of the achievements at the university’s First People’s Health Unit (FPHU) since its establishment last year.
As a youth mentor, Bronte’s passion for caregiving had served her well to build new relationships and provide support, but she admits she was ‘totally blown away’ by what she learned about careers in midwifery that day.
New placements in the private sector will boost midwifery services, education and opportunities.
Griffith's Bachelor of Midwifery Program has received a top accolade for its excellence in training midwives and its commitment to driving Australia's National Maternity Reform Agenda.