Understanding stress and burnout in birth suite midwives

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

Abstract

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)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21311
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords social support, coping, anxiety, retention, nurses, job satisfaction, sense of control
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