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Carolyn Hastie
Works at Southern Cross University
Attended Maroubra Junction, Dubbo South, Gosford High School
Lives in Murwillumbah, New South Wales
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Time for practice change! Leave the cord alone! The evidence is accumulating
Clamping the umbilical cord immediately at birth was something that I was taught to do as a routine part of 'delivery' management. The reason for clamping the cord so quickly, I was told, was to stop the baby getting unnecess...
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So lovely! Thank you for sharing your experiences of birth and midwifery
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Teaching and assessing teamwork skills is essential to ensure new health practitioners are meeting graduate attributes and professional competency standards. I'm so thrilled that people are downloading this article. I hope they find it useful.
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Can you help our midwifery student, Julie, reach her target to support the Hamlin Foundation for International Women's Day? 
Please show your support by giving through Julie Tillinger's Supporter page and share this link to spread the word about Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Limited
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Shared information from Markus Keller:  Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (1971 -) is an indigenous Australian musician, who sings in the Yolngu language. He was born on Elcho Island, off Arnhem Land, in northern Australia, about 550 kilometers from Darwin. It is the clan of the Yolngu Gumatj and Nation Galpu by his mother. He was born blind. Yunupingu speaks only a few words of English, and is very shy. He plays drums, keyboards, guitar and didgeridoo, but it is the clarity of his singing voice that has attracted great reviews. He sings stories of his land Yolngu and English. Yothu Yindi with once, he now plays with the Saltwater Band. 
In 2008 he released his first solo album "Gurrumul" in Australia. Elton John invites him to his first game at the Sydney Opera House; the ARIA Awards, Gurrumul won the award for "Best Independent Album"; and he won two Limelight Awards; 3 and AIR (Australian Independent Record). In 2009, "Gurrumul" comes in France 27 October1. He spends the first time on French television on December 15 of that year, performing a duet with Sting on Taratata
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I've just updated this post to include the wonderful Guardian article on the application of quantum physics to biology
I was reading Jeffrey Schwartz's book "The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force" and came across the concept of the Quantum Zeno effect. Quantum physics says that when something is observed, the o...
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My friend was murdered by her husband. There are too many women like my friend, murdered as they seek to escape violence. There are too many others, too scared, too ashamed, too confused to leave and don't even know how to start or where to go. Violence in the family is a national tragedy; a threat to the wellbeing of everyone. Our government is busy cutting funding to frontline services for women and children fleeing violence. Help let them know, that's 100% wrong. Instead of 'tilting at windmills' and fostering imaginary foes, let's have some seriously useful options for addressing the terror in our own backyards and homes.
Already this year 25 women have been murdered in alleged domestic and family violence incidents. Yet thousands of women are being turned away from support services because they don't have the funding to keep up with demand.
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This blog post continues to get around 100 visitors a day demonstrating the thirst for information about this important topic
Clamping the umbilical cord immediately at birth was something that I was taught to do as a routine part of 'delivery' management. The reason for clamping the cord so quickly, I was told, was to stop the baby getting unnecess...
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This Queensland election, vote to protect the Reef.
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This http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/08/freedom-fighter is a story about this man's work
Biram Dah Abeid and 19 other anti slavery activists are imprisoned in Mauritania. Their crime? Fighting against slavery. Please help secure their release.
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Should Midwifery have its own National Board?
A massive change in the way health professions, including midwifery, are regulated Four years ago Australia underwent a huge change in the regulatory system that oversees health professions. A  National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) was creat...
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academic, midwife, PhD student, writer
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  • Southern Cross University
    Senior Lecturer, 2012 - present
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Murwillumbah, New South Wales
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Newcastle, New South Wales - Casuarina, New South Wales - Maroubra - Chittaway Bay - Dubbo - Port Moresby, PNG - Jeddah Saudi Arabia - Sogdiana Tajikistan - London, UK - Perth, Western Australia - Adelaide South Australia - Brisbane, Queensland - Maryborough, Queensland - Alice Springs, Northern Territory
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Southern Cross University Beachside Campus Coolangatta Queensland
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midwife, writer, facilitator
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My background is midwifery and primary health care.  I have had twenty five years experience as a private midwife providing continuity of care to women and their families.  With my colleague Maralyn Foureur, I obtained admitting rights to the Mater (1984) and later the John Hunter Hospital and started the first midwife run public antenatal clinic (1987) in Australia at Western Suburbs Hospital in Newcastle. In 1991, I was Senior Midwifery Educator in the Hunter and advanced midwifery education by incorporating consumers into the education process and conducting workshops for the midwifery students on issues of grief and loss, complementary therapies and interpersonal relationships. 
 
In 2005 I was appointed as the foundation manager for the Belmont Birthing Service, a stand alone midwifery-led maternity service which is part of Hunter New England Health. Homebirths became part of the services provided at the end of 2007. The first baby born at home attended by midwives from this service was on Christmas Day 2007.
I joined the University of Newcastle in May 2009 where my main responsibilities were: midwifery education, developing midwifery as primary health care and promoting relationship-based midwifery work (continuity of care).  Together with Kathleen Fahy, the Professor of Midwifery at the time, wrote the highly acclaimed Bachelor of Midwifery Program which commenced in 2011. Recent research projects include: doctors and midwives interaction in the care of birthing women and their impact on health outcomes; a cohort study of the safety of holistic physiological 3rd stage of labour care to identify the relative predictive strengths of risk factors of post partum haemorrhage and how midwives work with women to help them optimise their reproductive psychophysiology.
 
Maralyn, Kathleen and I cowrote and edited a midwifery textbook "Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship" which increasing numbers of universities are using as a text for their midwifery programs.
 
From January 2011 I freelanced. I have worked as a midwife in a private hospital, taught at Canberra University and more recently at Southern Cross University.  In August, I joined a team to support midwifery education in Papua New Guinea.

Now I'm working as Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the beautiful Southern Cross University at the new Beachside campus, Coolangatta.  We have a great team and fabulous students. 
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  • Maroubra Junction, Dubbo South, Gosford High School
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