19 Things That Show Workplace Compassion for Healthcare Staff

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We are all well aware of how the wellbeing of healthcare staff can affect the quality and safety of care. I have also talked at length about the wellbeing of health care staff and the theories surrounding work-related psychological distress. But do we really have any concrete idea of what shows workplace compassion for healthcare staff? My…
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Exploring ‘obstetric violence’ and ‘birth rape’

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Recently, the wonderful Ibone Olza (Perinatal Psychiatrist and Childbirth Activist from Childbirth is Ours, Spain) contacted me about her work on obstetric violence, birth rape and professional trauma. After reading her papers and watching her present her work, I was compelled to document and reflect upon some of the issues raised, here. The following points…
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What makes a good midwifery manager? Satisfaction vs Dissatisfaction in the workplace

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Reducing stress and fatigue among maternity staff is key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, according to a detailed new analysis published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This ‘each baby counts’ initiative confirms that “Decision-making is more difficult when staff feel stressed or tired”. “This report shows that there is…
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