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An Exploration Of Continuity Of Midwifery Carer For Women Of All Risk Status, Amanda Forti 2015 Australian Catholic University

An Exploration Of Continuity Of Midwifery Carer For Women Of All Risk Status, Amanda Forti

Theses

Continuity of carer is the cornerstone of the caseload midwifery model where a woman receives the majority of her maternity care from a named midwife throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. This model differs from standard maternity care where midwifery continuity of carer is not provided across the pregnancy continuum. A systematic review of midwifery-led care has associated midwifery continuity models with beneficial outcomes for women (Sandall, Soltani, Gates, Shennan, & Devane, 2013). However, it is widely acknowledged that further research is needed to understand how, a complex intervention such as caseload midwifery makes a difference to clinical outcomes ...


Pregnant Transmen And Barriers To High Quality Healthcare, Anthony P. Berger, Elizabeth M. Potter, Christina M. Shutters, Katherine L. Imborek 2015 University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Pregnant Transmen And Barriers To High Quality Healthcare, Anthony P. Berger, Elizabeth M. Potter, Christina M. Shutters, Katherine L. Imborek

Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A transman presents for prenatal care with a planned, desired pregnancy and no underlying medical issues. Clinicians caring for him are initially unable to initiate a pregnancy episode in the electronic medical record (EMR) secondary to his legal designation as male, and must change the gender marker in the EMR to female in order to document the pregnancy. This situation illuminates the systemic challenges faced by transmen seeking health care, especially in the area of obstetrics. This article will review language used to define the trans* community, highlight trans* healthcare disparities, review the context in which transmen receive perinatal care ...


Global Collaboration Between Tanzania And Japan To Advance Midwifery Profession: A Case Report Of A Partnership Model, Yoko Shimpuku, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda C. Leshabari, Dickson Mkoka, Yasuko Nagamatsu, Miwako Matsutani, Hiromi Eto, Michiko Oguro, Yukari Yaju, Mariko Iida, Columba Mbekenga, Lilian Mselle, Agnes Mtawa 2015 St. Luke’s International University

Global Collaboration Between Tanzania And Japan To Advance Midwifery Profession: A Case Report Of A Partnership Model, Yoko Shimpuku, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda C. Leshabari, Dickson Mkoka, Yasuko Nagamatsu, Miwako Matsutani, Hiromi Eto, Michiko Oguro, Yukari Yaju, Mariko Iida, Columba Mbekenga, Lilian Mselle, Agnes Mtawa

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

The global health agenda to reduce maternal mortality is delayed in Sub-Saharan Africa. The shortage of skilled birth attendants in Tanzania hinders the improvement of midwifery care to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity. It is urgently neccesary to develop midwifery leaders capable of working as educators, researchers, administrators, and advanced practitioners, contributing to the improvement of midwifery care and maternal child health in their own country. This report describes the process of establishing the first midwifery master’s program in Tanzania through the efforts of two academic institutions, one in Tanzania and one in Japan. The collaboration developed a sustainable ...


Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Katherine J. Ruhlman 2015 Cedarville University

Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Katherine J. Ruhlman

Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Intrauterine exposure to nicotine is one of the largest modifiable risk factors for infant morbidity and mortality. Previous progress toward decreasing the number impacted by intrauterine nicotine exposure has recently plateaued. While guidelines for assisting pregnant women to stop smoking are available, few providers have a formalized protocol in place. This project will evaluate most current research evidence regarding smoking cessation during pregnancy in order to develop a formalized protocol for implementation in an obstetric clinic in Southwest Ohio. Reviewed literature was summarized and level of evidence was established. Recommendations were made and categorized as strong, moderate, and weak. The ...


Australian Midwifery Students' Views About Profession-Specific Peer Mentoring, Sara J. Bayes, Doreen Collyer, Kirsten Dobbs, Laura Walsh 2015 Edith Cowan University

Australian Midwifery Students' Views About Profession-Specific Peer Mentoring, Sara J. Bayes, Doreen Collyer, Kirsten Dobbs, Laura Walsh

eCULTURE

Midwifery is one of the most demanding professions there is, and midwifery students can find coping with the practice aspect of their course difficult. Mentoring is one way of supporting health clinicians’ emotional wellbeing; to date however, there is little research on mentoring for midwifery students. In this study, the aim of which was to discover midwifery students’ views of profession-related peer mentoring, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 21 midwifery students at one Australian university. Analysis of the data revealed that most participants felt they would benefit from and would like to know more about mentoring. The qualitative ...


First Private Sector Midwifery Education Initiative In Bangladesh: Experience From The Brac University, Ismat Bhuiya, Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, KM Zahiduzzaman 2015 BRAC University

First Private Sector Midwifery Education Initiative In Bangladesh: Experience From The Brac University, Ismat Bhuiya, Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Km Zahiduzzaman

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

In an attempt to further improve maternal and newborn health in Bangladesh, the BRAC University has started a three-year diploma in midwifery education programme, with the goal of ensuring availability of at least one midwife in all the 4,500 unions of the country by 2030, starting from the hard-to-reach under-served areas. The programme used a ‘hub and spoke’ model, where the BRAC University is the hub and six NGOs working in the rural under-served areas are the spokes, termed as academic sites. In addition, a new academic site was established in 2014 by the BRAC University in urban, Dhaka ...


Twinning In Nepal: The Royal College Of Midwives Uk And The Midwifery Society Of Nepal Working In Partnership, Jillian Ireland, Edwin van Teijlingen, Joy Kemp 2015 Bournemouth University, UK

Twinning In Nepal: The Royal College Of Midwives Uk And The Midwifery Society Of Nepal Working In Partnership, Jillian Ireland, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Joy Kemp

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

The midwifery association of the United Kingdom, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has twinned with the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) to help strengthen the latter association, through its Global Midwifery Twinning Project (GMTP). The GMTP aims to strengthen midwifery and develop leadership, advocacy, and campaigning skills both at the level of the association and at the individual midwife level. Reciprocity is an important aspect of twinning as the RCM also hopes to strengthen midwifery in the UK through greater engagement of its members and a raised profile of global maternal and new-born health. This paper describes the importance ...


A Survey Of Women’S Views Of Epidural Analgesia In The Middle East, Grace Edwards, Tarek Ansari 2015 Corniche Hospital Abu Dhabi UAE

A Survey Of Women’S Views Of Epidural Analgesia In The Middle East, Grace Edwards, Tarek Ansari

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background

There is little information on the factors that influence epidural uptake in the Middle East. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the uptake is low, overall, but rising due to socio-economic change and increased awareness of analgesia options in labour. The low prevalence of epidural in labour is influenced by many factors; however, there is a general lack of information about epidurals, both risks and benefits.

Methods

This study was a questionnaire -based study eliciting women’s knowledge of epidural analgesia immediately post-delivery. It was based on a survey using a questionnaire with, largely, closed questions, with one final section inviting ...


News & Events, 2015 Aga Khan University

News & Events

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Strengthening Midwifery Education, Regulation And Association; A Case Study From Afghanistan, Sabera Turkmani, Fatima Gohar, Farida Shah, Saleha Hamnawazada, Pashtoon A. Zyaee 2015 University of Technology, Sydney

Strengthening Midwifery Education, Regulation And Association; A Case Study From Afghanistan, Sabera Turkmani, Fatima Gohar, Farida Shah, Saleha Hamnawazada, Pashtoon A. Zyaee

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Immediately after the fall of the Taliban in 2002, the midwifery system in Afghanistan underwent a massive reform, and Afghanistan has since developed a strong midwifery pre service educational (PSE) system to achieve the relevant MDG goals. Establishment and involvement of professional associations, and partnerships with the government and other key stakeholders have contributed in shared knowledge, resources, and coordinated activities to speed up achieving these goals.

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and its partners believe that the midwifery profession needs to be a strong voice in reducing maternal and child mortality. The three pillars of the midwifery profession ...


Jam: Sharing The Voices Of Regional Practicing Midwives, Rafat Jan, Edwin van Teijlingen 2015 Aga Khan University

Jam: Sharing The Voices Of Regional Practicing Midwives, Rafat Jan, Edwin Van Teijlingen

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Midwifery In Gilgit Baltistan By Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, Nawroz Zeenat, Rafat Jan 2015 AKHSP, Gilgit-Baltistan

Midwifery In Gilgit Baltistan By Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, Nawroz Zeenat, Rafat Jan

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Midwives are practicing in diverse capacities in public and private health settings of Pakistan, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan (AKHS, P), which is a leading non-profit, non-governmental and non-denominational community-based organization that provides quality maternal and child health services all over Pakistan. Maternal and child health centers led by registered Midwives and Lady Health visitors (LHV), were specifically established in Gilgit Baltistan in 1974 by this NGO as a strategy to combat the alarming rates of maternal and child mortalities.


Woman, Mother And Baby: A Relishing Experience, Shahnaz Shahid, Ayesha Anwar 2015 Aga Khan University

Woman, Mother And Baby: A Relishing Experience, Shahnaz Shahid, Ayesha Anwar

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Interview With Carol Howe, C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M., D.P.N.A.P., Carol Howe C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M., D.P.N.A.P. (interviewee), Cathy Emeis Ph.D., C.N.M. (interviewer) 2015 Oregon Health & Science University

Interview With Carol Howe, C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M., D.P.N.A.P., Carol Howe C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M., D.P.N.A.P. (Interviewee), Cathy Emeis Ph.D., C.N.M. (Interviewer)

Oral History Collection

Dr. Carol Howe reflects on her life and career in the field of nurse-midwifery and nursing education and administration. She begins by describing a bit about her childhood growing up in Texas followed by her early education and career in the field of nursing in the 1970s. Howe then goes into more detail about how she became involved in labor and delivery nursing followed by midwifery, including challenges faced by Oregon midwives in the 1970s in being allowed to practice. She also discusses her early career teaching at the OHSU School of Nursing, her decision to enter the nursing doctoral ...


Perinatal Health Education Intervention Program For Adolescent And Young Adult Pregnant Homeless Women Living In Transitional Housing, And Best Practice Teaching Intervention Program For Staff Responsible For Care Of The Mother-Baby Dyad, Colleen Carrington 2015 Seton Hall University

Perinatal Health Education Intervention Program For Adolescent And Young Adult Pregnant Homeless Women Living In Transitional Housing, And Best Practice Teaching Intervention Program For Staff Responsible For Care Of The Mother-Baby Dyad, Colleen Carrington

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

Purpose: A population at great risk is pregnant homeless adolescents and young adult women. Research shows that about 20% of homeless young women become pregnant (Bender, & Thompson, 2007). These pregnant young women are at an increased risk for low birth weight infants and a high infant mortality due to inadequate health care, poor dietary habits, and a knowledge deficit related to maintaining good health during pregnancy and to care of the infant and growing child. A transitional shelter may offer many psychosocial services to assist the women in becoming independent; however, a significant gap exists regarding the medical care of this population. The purpose of this DNP Project was to develop an educational program in a transitional homeless shelter focused on the health care of the pregnant woman and the newborn infant in order to bring awareness of the special needs of this high risk population and to attempt to change unhealthy behaviors. This program was coupled with an In- Service Program for staff ...


Perceptions Of Labor And Delivery Clinicians On Non-Pharmacological Methods For Pain Relief During Labor, Amanda Rose Cochrane 2015 The College at Brockport

Perceptions Of Labor And Delivery Clinicians On Non-Pharmacological Methods For Pain Relief During Labor, Amanda Rose Cochrane

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis explores the barriers to use of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief during labor by surveying clinicians who work with laboring mothers. The purpose of the study was to describe the perspectives of labor and delivery clinicians about their facility’s current use of non-pharmacological methods of pain relief during labor, their opinions on the effectiveness of these methods, and the perceived barriers to the use of these methods in a hospital setting. By identifying the barriers to use of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief during labor, it is hoped that we can propose ways to overcome these obstacles ...


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Mindfulness Practice In Children And Adolescents: A Comprehensive Review Of Evidence-Based Research, Donna Nikander 2015 Northern California Consortium, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, California State University, Fresno and San José State University

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Mindfulness Practice In Children And Adolescents: A Comprehensive Review Of Evidence-Based Research, Donna Nikander

Doctoral Projects

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental illness in the United States among male and female children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 17. The emerging fields of neurobiology and neuroimaging have proposed a relationship between mindfulness meditation therapies—initially referred to as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and now simply known as mindfulness—and improvements in attention and self-regulation, two major problem areas for ADHD sufferers. Furthermore, recent studies suggest that mindfulness therapies may be effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD in children and adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to review, analyze and ...


Heath Care Providers’ Perceptions Of The Reproductive Challenges And Experiences Among Asian Indian Women Living In Silicon Valley, Olga Alexandra Libova 2015 Northern California Consortium, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, California State University, Fresno and San José State University

Heath Care Providers’ Perceptions Of The Reproductive Challenges And Experiences Among Asian Indian Women Living In Silicon Valley, Olga Alexandra Libova

Doctoral Projects

Objective: To identify common reproductive challenges among Asian Indian (AI) women living in Silicon Valley as perceived by healthcare providers (HCP). Design: A 71-item investigator-developed survey Setting: The survey was available on-line to all HCPs in California Santa Clara county, 75% of respondents were affiliated with El Camino Hospital Mountain View. Participants: Convenience sample of 78 respondents: 34% mother-baby nurses, 24% labor-delivery nurses, 21% OB/GYNs, 7% CNMs, 14% other HCP; 89% female; 55% Caucasian, 24% Asian. Methods: Likert-type scales comparing prevalence of certain reproductive challenges among AI women and women from other race-ethnic groups and openended questions regarding HCPs ...


Utilizing The Delphi Survey Approach: A Review, Nilufar Shariff 2015 Aga Khan University

Utilizing The Delphi Survey Approach: A Review, Nilufar Shariff

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

No abstract provided.


Maine's Breastfeeding Gap: How Initiation And Duration Differ By Socioeconomic Status, Zoe Miller 2015 University of Southern Maine

Maine's Breastfeeding Gap: How Initiation And Duration Differ By Socioeconomic Status, Zoe Miller

Thinking Matters

The preventive health benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and children are widely recognized. Leading health authorities recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.

Though breastfeeding rates in the United States have been increasing for the past decade, significant disparities continue across race and socioeconomic status.


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