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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Highlights from the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada #ICM2017 #ICMLive

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My vacation is now over following a visit to the 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada (ICM). I think we would all agree that this was an emotional occasion, as thousands of midwives came together from all over the world to both celebrate our wonderful profession and share new research, knowledge and…
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Making Birth better: How research shapes practice #bbresearch17

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Indulging in my passion for research, I am today reflecting on my time at #bbresearch17 …an intimate conference made into a delightful day thanks to @researchMWs & @HinchMidwives…More specifically …  @taraApauley  &  @GallyHJ … I personally enjoyed this as a more intimate conference, where deeper conversations could get the brain working on what was really needed in maternity services and health research…Another…
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