A midwife is a skilled practitioner who has successfully completed an educational program based on the essential competencies and framework of global standards for midwifery education (International Confederation of Midwives, 2019). Risk factors for midwives developing traumatic stress include: long shifts with inadequate breaks, a lack of control organising off-duty time, redeployment being moved to other clinical areas with little notice by managers to backfill staff, and anxiety about making mistakes (Davies, 2016). Burnout in midwifery has also been linked to insufficient financial and human resources, a lack of professional recognition and professional development, and inadequate support from managers (Davies, 2016).
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2020|