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Understanding stress and burnout in birth suite midwives

Walpole, Lynette Mary (2011) Understanding stress and burnout in birth suite midwives. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


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Perhaps due to the perception of midwifery being an inherently pleasurable pursuit, there has been limited research of the stress and burnout midwives may experience. However, with evident difficulties in recruiting and retaining midwives, this is an area that requires research. Therefore the stress and burnout experienced by midwives who work in birthing suite was explored in terms of their coping style and levels of social support and assessed in terms of the levels of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue experienced.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social support, coping, anxiety, retention, nurses, job satisfaction, sense of control
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 06:23
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:59
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