Research Article| Volume 33, ISSUE 6, P537-539, November 2020

Stillbirth in Australia 6: The future of stillbirth research and education

  • David A Ellwood
    Corresponding author at: Griffith University School of Medicine, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
    Griffith University School of Medicine and Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

    Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Vicki J Flenady
    Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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  • on behalf of the Stillbirth CRE and our collaborators


      The first five papers in the Stillbirths in Australia series have described the current state of stillbirth research and education in Australia, as well as the national approach being adopted to prevention. This final paper in the series asks ‘where to from here?’. What does the next 5–10 years hold for those of us working in this field and how much more can be achieved? There are signs that we are moving in the right direction with a national prevention program about to rollout to add to the gains of the last two decades, and evidence of a more consistent approach to bereavement care. However, we must sharpen our equity lens and ensure that all groups are included in these efforts.


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