EU Birth Research Project    

You have received this survey as part of the EU BIRTH COST Action IS1405 as it is being sent to a range of clinicians in maternity care across a number of EU countries to explore the extent to which you have experienced birth as event in your practice, which you found traumatic.
We are interested in finding out if as a clinician, you have ever witnessed a birth situation(s) that left you feeling fearful, helpless or even upset. If so we would like you to consider taking part this EU wide survey. For the purpose of this survey, a traumatic event is defined as being "in the eye of the beholder”, which means that if you recall an experience or event around a birth as traumatic, then it was traumatic.
This research is led by Prof Julia Leinweber (Protestant University of Applied Science, Berlin) and Prof Joan Lalor (Trinity College Dublin) on behalf of the members of Working Group 5 of the COST ACTION IS1405 – EU Birth Research Project.
Dr. Eleni Hadjigeorgiou (Cyprus)
Prof. Patricia Leahy-Warren (Ireland)
Associate Prof. Sigfríður Inga Karlsdóttir (Iceland)
Prof. Ibone Olza (Spain)
Karolina Luegmair, M.Sc. (Austria)
Olga Gouni (Greece)

The survey is anonymous and takes about 12 minutes to complete. Data will be collected in surveymonkey. Responses cannot be linked back to an individual participant. If you feel you need support after completing this survey then please contact your HR department to access the local employee scheme.
This study has received ethical approval from the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin Research Ethics Committee.
If you have any queries about this survey please contact Julia Leinweber at:
Thank you for taking the time to consider our invitation to take part.

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* 1. Although the survey is anonymous, we would be grateful if you would indicate your consent to take part by ticking YES below as once you submit your response it cannot be withdrawn.

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* 2. Please indicate in which country you are practising