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Midwife, midwifery

Keely Krolikowski-Ulmer, Travor J Watson, Elizabeth M Westhoff, Sarah L Ashmore, Paul A Thompson, Laurie B Landeen
In 2010, the OB/GYN physicians at this mid-sized midwestern medical center implemented a laborist model on the obstetrics ward. A laborist is a dedicated obstetrician within the obstetric ward who oversees the management of labor and performs deliveries as both the primary physician and also when consulted by other providers, including community obstetricians, family physicians and nurse midwives. In 2014, a collaborative obstetric model was implemented with the addition of an in-house certified nurse midwife (CNM) to assist the laborist in obstetric care...
December 2018: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
Johannes Westhofen, Marie-Therese Puth, Henrike Steudel, Eva Münster, Klaus Weckbecker
OBJECTIVE: For the first time, the level of knowledge and attitude towards vaccinations in general as well as seasonal influenza vaccination of midwife trainees in Germany was assessed. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted between May and July 2017. The written standardized questionnaire was completed by all midwife-trainees in North Rhine-Westphalia. The statistical analysis included frequency tables and multiple logistic regression models. RESULTS: All of the 10 Schools for Midwifery in North Rhine-Westphalia participated in the survey and 315 questionnaires (response rate: 95...
February 20, 2019: Das Gesundheitswesen
Marit S G van der Pijl, Ellen Q Tiel Groenestege, Corine J M Verhoeven
OBJECTIVE: In the current Dutch maternity care system, pregnant women who have an indication for an antenatal cardiotocography (CTG) to be undertaken need to be referred from primary midwife-led care to secondary obstetric-led care. Within three different regions in the Netherlands independent primary care midwives perform antenatal CTG in primary care, introduced as a pilot project. The aim of this study was to evaluate the experiences and views of primary care midwives who perform antenatal CTG in primary care...
February 7, 2019: Midwifery
Gemma Doleman, Sadie Geraghty, Annemarie DeLeo
AIM: To identify undergraduate and postgraduate student midwives' attitudes towards women using licit and illicit substances during pregnancy. BACKGROUND: Literature shows that globally, substance misuse during pregnancy is growing rapidly. Women who use substances during their pregnancy have specific healthcare needs and require midwives to demonstrate positive attitudes to improve appointment compliance and treatment completion. METHODS: A cross-sectional quantitative survey design was used...
February 6, 2019: Nurse Education Today
Afizu Alhassan, Abdul-Ganiyu Fuseini, Wahab Osman, Alhassan Basour Adam
Background. Efforts to reduce under-five mortality across the globe are being hindered by a disproportionately high rate of neonatal deaths. About a quarter of these neonatal deaths are caused by birth asphyxia. Available evidence shows that effective neonatal resuscitation delivered by providers skilled in and knowledgeable about neonatal resuscitation can significantly reduce neonatal mortality rates. Objectives. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine knowledge and experience in neonatal resuscitation among midwives in Tamale, and the factors associated with their knowledge on neonatal resuscitation...
2019: Nursing Research and Practice
Erica Elderhorst, Rashid J Ahmed, Eileen K Hutton, Elizabeth K Darling
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare clinical outcomes of midwifery clients who had postdates induction of labour with oxytocin under midwifery care with those transferred to obstetrical care. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study using 2006-2009 Ontario Midwifery Program data. All low-risk Ontario midwifery clients who had postdates oxytocin induction were included. Groups were established according to the planned care provider at onset of induction...
January 31, 2019: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC
Yvonne Fontein-Kuipers, Rosa de Groot, Elise van Beeck, Susanne van Hooft, AnneLoes van Staa
BACKGROUND: Woman-centred care is a philosophy for midwifery care management of the childbearing woman. There is no mutually recognised internalised way in midwifery to provide woman-centred care. OBJECTIVE: To reveal midwives' distinct perspectives about woman-centred care. METHODS: A Q-methodology study amongst 48 Dutch community-based midwives who rank-ordered 39 statements on woman-centred care, followed by semi-structured interviews to motivate their ranking...
January 24, 2019: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Carolyn M Bailey, Jennifer M Newton, Helen G Hall
BACKGROUND: Childbearing women commonly access maternity services via the telephone. A midwife receiving these calls listens to the woman's concerns and then triages women according to their assessment. This may result in the provision of advice and instruction over the telephone or inviting the woman into the health service for further assessment. Midwives are responsible for all care and advice given to women, including via the telephone. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and practices of midwives regarding their management of telephone triage...
January 3, 2019: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Elinor Jenkins, Chris Markham, Isobel Ryder, Christine Kettle
OBJECTIVES: Primary objectives were to establish consensus of opinion for classification of post birth labial trauma and which types of post birth labial trauma require suturing. Secondary objectives were to establish optimal method, material and anaesthetic for suturing labial trauma. DESIGN: Delphi study consisting of 3 rounds. SETTING: UK and Europe PARTICIPANTS: 8 midwives, 4 obstetricians, 7 specialist perineal midwives, 1 consultant midwife and 2 midwifery lecturers all with relevant expertise and or recent, regular clinical experience of assessing and suturing labial trauma from 2 United Kingdom (UK) universities, 12 UK healthcare trusts and 1 European healthcare organisation...
January 16, 2019: Midwifery
Zoe Bradfield, Yvonne Hauck, Michelle Kelly, Ravani Duggan
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of being 'with woman' is fundamental to midwifery as it underpins its philosophy, relationships and practices. There is an identified gap in knowledge around the 'with woman' phenomenon from the perspective of midwives providing care in a variety of contexts. As such, the aim of this study was to explore the experiences of being 'with woman' during labour and birth from the perspective of midwives' working in a model where care is provided by a known midwife...
January 14, 2019: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Elizabeth Newnham, Mavis Kirkham
The bioethical principle of respect for a person's bodily autonomy is central to biomedical and healthcare ethics. In this article, we argue that this concept of autonomy is often annulled in the maternity field, due to the maternal two-in-one body (and the obstetric focus on the foetus over the woman) and the history of medical paternalism in Western medicine and obstetrics. The principle of respect for autonomy has therefore become largely rhetorical, yet can hide all manner of unethical practice. We propose that large institutions that prioritize a midwife-institution relationship over a midwife-woman relationship are in themselves unethical and inimical to the midwifery philosophy of care...
January 13, 2019: Nursing Ethics
Karina Harvie, Mary Sidebotham, Jennifer Fenwick
BACKGROUND: There is growing body of evidence that suggests many midwives are unhappy and as a result are making decisions to leave the profession. AIM: Determine the incidence of midwives indicating their intention to leave the profession and explore the reasons for this decision including what might cause midwives to be dissatisfied. METHOD: Data analysed was collected as part of the Australian arm of the Work, Health and Emotional Life of Midwives (WHELM) project...
January 8, 2019: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Petra Hopman, Linda Springvloet, Sanne de Josselin de Jong, Margriet van Laar
OBJECTIVE: Although smoking during pregnancy can have severe health consequences for the (unborn) child, 9% of Dutch pregnant women smoke at any time during their pregnancy. Midwives in the Netherlands are a responsible party in the provision of quit-smoking counselling for pregnant women by means of the 7-step `V-MIS' intervention, but in practice the implementation appears to be suboptimal. The purpose of the present study was to assess the provision of quit-smoking counselling by midwives, and to clarify the nature and extent of any existing barriers and needs in the provision of quit-smoking counselling in Dutch midwifery settings...
December 23, 2018: Midwifery
Suzanne M Thompson, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Lisa Kane Low, Raymond De Vries
BACKGROUND: In order to internalize the midwifery philosophy of care and to learn how to advocate for physiological childbirth, student midwives in the Netherlands need learning experiences that expose them to physiological childbirth practices. Increased hospital births, wide variation in non-urgent referrals and escalating interventions impact on learning opportunities for physiological childbirth. Midwifery educators need to find ways to support student agency in becoming advocates of physiological childbirth...
January 2, 2019: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Corine J Verhoeven, Dale Spence, Viola Nyman, René H J Otten, Maria Healy
BACKGROUND: Midwives' practices during the second stage of labour vary nationally and internationally. We aim to retrieve evidence that supports high-quality intrapartum care by conducting a systematic review of the literature. METHODS: Electronic bibliographic databases including PubMed, , Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsycINFO, Maternity and Infant Care Database (through MIDIRS), and The Cochrane Library will be searched to identify studies that meet the inclusion criteria...
January 3, 2019: Systematic Reviews
Sara Bayes, Elaine Juggins, Lisa Whitehead, Annemarie De Leo
OBJECTIVE: The introduction of the best available evidence into health care practice is a complicated and uncertain process. Attempts to translate even highly reliable evidence into care provision are known to flounder. The objective of this study was to investigate midwives' experiences of leading practice change. DESIGN: This study was conducted using Glaserian Grounded Theory methodology. SETTING: Australian midwifery practice contexts provided the setting for this study...
December 15, 2018: Midwifery
Solange Mianda, Anna S Voce
Background: In South Africa, inadequately skilled health care providers and poor clinical leadership are continually linked to preventable perinatal and maternal mortality, which calls for improved clinical skills among health care providers and for strong clinical leadership at the bedside. Very little has been done to ensure clinical leadership at the bedside in the labor ward of district hospitals. One strategy implemented has been the appointment of District Clinical Specialist Teams, introduced to improve the quality of maternal and child health care in district hospitals and clinics through the provision of clinical leadership as an outreach activity...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Leadership
Elaine Jefford, Samantha J Nolan, Holly Sansone, Stephen C Provost
PROBLEM: Little is known regarding experiences of childbearing women participating in a Continuity of Care Experience. BACKGROUND: Continuity of Care immersion is considered a vital component of undergraduate education in Australia. A student midwife follows a woman's childbearing journey regardless of the woman's individual needs or chosen model of care. QUESTION: What do women value in their student-woman continuity experience, and does this vary with model of care provision? METHODS: Qualitative analysis was conducted on open-text box responses from 946 mothers enrolled in one regional university Continuity of Care program between 2014-2018...
December 13, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Margaret Fisher, Heather Bower, Samantha Chenery-Morris, Frances Galloway, Judith Jackson, Susan Way, Michael M Fisher
This paper presents the final phase of a national project exploring grading of practice in programmes leading to registration as a midwife in the United Kingdom. The aim was to develop a generic framework for grading practice, enhancing standardisation while enabling flexibility in application of current and new educational standards. A mixed method on-line survey considered existing practice assessment tools, factors contributing to robust and reliable assessment and perceptions of two assessment tools developed by the research team: a 'Lexicon Framework' and 'Rubric', which were tested through scenarios...
November 26, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
J Evans, J Taylor, J Browne, S Ferguson, M Atchan, P Maher, C S Homer, D Davis
BACKGROUND: Midwife-led continuity of care models benefit women and the midwives who work in them. Australian graduate midwives are familiar with, and educated to provide, continuity of care to women although the opportunity to work exclusively in positions providing continuity of care on graduation is uncommon. AIM: To explore the immediate and aspirational employment plans and workforce choices, reasons for staying in midwifery and perceptions around factors likely to influence job satisfaction of midwives about to graduate from one Australian university during the years 2012-2016...
December 10, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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