Explore the dramatically beautiful landscapes of the Northern Territory as you gain deep insight into Birthing on Country and the history and practice of midwifery in the NT through a range of specialist visits and talks.
From Darwin, travel to Katherine and into stunning Kakadu before returning to Darwin at the end of the tour. Cruise beautiful Nitmiluk Gorge, mingle in Mindil Markets, explore spectacular waterfalls and swim in hot springs and learn about local culture and history ranging from ancient times to the modern day.
There is an optional extension to the Tiwi Islands after the tour.
This tour is eligible for CPD. Partners are very welcome.
Ruth King is the Nursing Director for Midwifery, Women’s and Children’s Services North West for the Tasmanian Health Services and the professional lead for the North West Maternity Services Transition Project. Prior to this, Ruth was engaged as a senior project officer for the Nursing and Midwifery Office in ACT Health Directorate, leading the development of a manager's toolkit to support staff following incidents of occupational violence and the development of the Work Level Standards for ACT nurses and midwives.
For over eight years, Ruth held the role of midwifery advisor and sometimes acting CEO for the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), the peak professional body for midwives in Australia, giving her the capacity to work across jurisdictions, government and health services. Ruth has worked in a variety of public and private clinical settings including midwifery continuity of care caseload at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, during which time she completed her Midwifery Honours looking at practices and perspectives of healthcare providers when women wish to eat during labour.
Ruth has travelled widely around Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe and has previously led successful Jon Baines Tours midwifery study tours to destinations including Sri Lanka and the Northern Territory.
The cost of the tour per person sharing is AU $3,480. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is AU $4,152 (excluding flights and transfers).