Addressing psychological distress in midwives

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Abstract

Midwives experience psychological distress because of their work or working culture. Initiatives must tackle this to optimise the wellbeing of staff and patients

Pezaro S (2016) Addressing psychological distress in midwives. Nursing Times; 112: 8, 22-23.

Evidence shows midwives may experience psychological distress resulting from their work and working cultures. They may continue to work when they do not feel well enough, which is not conducive to providing high-quality maternity care. This article critically analyses 30 papers that show the occupational and organisational sources of stress highlighted by midwives in 14 countries.

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