A POSITIVE CULTURE
FOR MATERNITY CARE
5 Talks | Cert. U
The culture of a maternity service is known to be important for the service users who attend, as well as for staff within the organisation. The purpose of this box set is to draw attention to evidence related to maintaining staff wellbeing and creating an opportunity for improving cultures of practice.
This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK, and equivalent bodies in other jurisdictions.
That’s What Keeps Me in Midwifery: Resilience and Sustainability in Maternity Care
| 21 mins |
Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery and Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery Development at Cardiff University, raises the importance of ‘caring for the carers’ in order to provide the best care for women and babies. She discusses evidence of how midwives can develop resilience to keep going when things are challenging. She also relates this to the need for sustainability to maintain the workforce for the future.
Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery and Director of WHO
Same as it ever was?
| 29 mins |
Dr Mary Ross-Davie, Country Director in Scotland for the Royal College of Midwives discusses the state of the maternity services within the UK and comparing with previous data. Presenting the concerns of midwives in practice, she raises discussion on policy changes alongside the pressures on staffing levels. Relating to psychological theory, she highlights the positive changes that have taken place in maternity services and provides tips on how to improve the culture in services.
Dr Mary Ross-Davie, Country Director in Scotland for the
Royal College of Midwives
Psychological Distress in the Midwifery Workplace: A move towards evidence-based solutions
| 18mins |
Dr Sally Pezaro, academic midwife and lecturer from Coventry University provides a personal window into psychological effects of being a midwife. She presents data from her research around
midwives’ stress in the workplace and following investigation. She questions the current advice around self-help and finding support. Her presentation highlights the need to address workplace compassion and provides insight on how to improve culture in the environment.
Dr Sally Pezaro, academic midwife and lecturer from Coventry University
How to Deal with Stress and Build Resilience Within the Healthcare Profession Through Laughter
| 24 mins |
LOL Laughter Works, psychotherapists, provides an interactive, humorous, and noisy, workshop around dealing with stress and building resilience for midwives. Discussing the theory behind the effect of laughter, they focus on providing tips for improving the wellbeing of staff.
LOL Laughter Works
Bringing kindness & humanity into maternity services
| 23 mins |
Dr Tracey Cooper, Head of Midwifery in Warrington, UK raises the need to increase a focus on humanitarian care in maternity services. Addressing both the needs of women and staff, she brings to the fore issues of global and national significance. She highlights why kindness and compassion and continuity of care are important.
Dr Tracey Cooper, Head of Midwifery in Warrington, UK
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