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An exploration of the professional relationship between caseloading midwives and the women they care for.


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This research seeks to increase understanding regarding the midwife-woman relationship. Midwives provide care within a context that is intimate and highly emotional. Additionally, it is often in a one-to-one setting that is private. To work successfully in this space they need to have a high level of self-awareness and reflexivity to be responsive to the situations that may arise. A positive relationship has been shown to influence the outcome for the woman and her baby (Hunter, 2005; Pembroke & Pembroke, 2008; Thomas & Dixon, 2012; Walsh, 1999), and increase the job satisfaction for the midwife (McAra-Couper, Gilkison, Crowther, Hunter, Hotchin & Gunn, 2014).

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional relationship, midwife
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
Depositing User: Liz James
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 22:47
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:50

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