Travel through an island brimming with historical treasures and natural beauty as you learn about the important role of midwives in the primary healthcare system of Sri Lanka. Professional visits encompass hospitals - including a maternity hospital, a children’s teaching hospital and an Ayurvedic Hospital - a children’s centre and rural health clinics. Learn about education and training for midwives and gain real insight into Sri Lankan midwifery, childcare and society. A cultural programme includes visits to mystical ruins, jungles, tropical beaches, national parks with huge herds of elephants, vivid green mountains, as well as mouthwatering cuisine. There is an extension to the beautiful city of Galle after the tour.
Ruth King is the Midwifery Advisor, Education Unit for the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), the peak professional body for Midwives in Australia, a role she has held for over 5 years. In her spare time she works clinically as a midwife through Your Nursing Agency at a variety of maternity services around South Australia. Prior to working for the ACM Ruth worked in a midwifery continuity of care caseload model at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. In this time she completed her Honours looking at practices and perspectives of women eating during labour, achieving a 1st Class.
Ruth has travelled widely around Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe and has a travel bucket list that she and her family are slowly working on every year.
Extension to Galle