We understand the practical difficulties with improving healthcare. “Despite numerous methods to improve health care, inconsistencies in success have been attributed to factors that include unengaged staff, absence of supportive improvement resources and organisational inertia.”
This is an interesting study regarding practice by Midwives in Australia. “The management of the occiput posterior (OP) position has been controversial for many years.
We understand the concept of bullying. As Nurses we are aware of instances whereby bullying has occurred over time in some of our workplaces.
“Abuse during pregnancy is common and affects upwards of one in six pregnant women worldwide. The objective of this study outlined in the article from Birth Journal was to “describe the demographics, frequency, and severity of abuse, and the risk of murder for women who report abuse during pregnancy compared with women who do not report abuse.
This is an interesting paper that discusses Nurse Leadership, Nurse followship and burnout. ” A study conducted on nurses in five countries found that 30% to 40% of nurses report feeling burned out.
“Nearly 60 percent of non pregnant women between the reproductive ages of 20 and 39 years are overweight, with 34.0 percent being obese. Maternal pre pregnancy obesity is associated with several pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, postpartum infection, and cesarean section deliveries.”
“Fathers have a strong influence on a mother’s decision to initiate and continue breastfeeding. There are no clear delineations of what behaviours and attributes constitute fathers support or differentiate it from mother kind of support provided in the current literature.”
“The management of emotions can be considered a crucial component of health care work. Health care professionals are expected to control their emotions and to adequate express them during the interactions with patients, families and colleagues.
Wound Infections post Caesarian section are the focus of the enclosed article which discusses changes in work practices initiated as a result of increased infection rates in a British healthcare environment.
Are you a Workaholic or do you know some of your peers who are? The enclosed research article is of interest.The study examined the longitudinal profiles of “burnout, engagement and workaholism among highly educated employees.