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Washington State University

Decision Making in Maternal Care

Posted by angie.funaiole | December 18, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Soliday’s research is focused on advancing informed, autonomous decision making for women in pregnancy and birth care, an aim consistent with patient-centered care models. Her ongoing mixed-methods studies fall into three inter-related areas. These include: 1) understanding how women’s personal birth philosophies enter into birth treatment decision making 2) examining how providing evidence-based information on specific birth treatments may influence decisions, and how personal birth philosophies enter into the equation; and 3) assessing outcomes and safety of acupuncture for specific perinatal concerns to guide women’s decision making on treatment options.