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Educated Birth: Beliefs Vs. Outcomes, Lauren Presley 2015 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Educated Birth: Beliefs Vs. Outcomes, Lauren Presley

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Undergraduate Honors Theses

“Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment.”1 The words seem shocking and harsh across the headline of a 2014 Washington Post article. The thought of America not only not being the best at something, but falling upsettingly behind, is a foreign concept to many who view America as a nation inferior to none. However, the statistics on infant mortality rate tell the stark truth that of 26 “wealthy” countries, the U.S. ranks last, with a sobering 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live infant births.2

Part of the Healthy People 2020 Objectives is to reduce the ...


News & Events, 2015 Aga Khan University

News & Events

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Another Year Over …., Rafat Jan, Edwin van Teijlingen 2015 Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Another Year Over …., Rafat Jan, Edwin Van Teijlingen

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Bereavement Counseling On Women With Psychological Problems Associated With Late Pregnancy Loss, Christy Simpson, Pramila Lee, Jessie Lionel 2015 College of Nursing, CIHSR, Dimapur, India

The Effect Of Bereavement Counseling On Women With Psychological Problems Associated With Late Pregnancy Loss, Christy Simpson, Pramila Lee, Jessie Lionel

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Pregnancy is most often a joyful experience and a woman’s plans and dreams are shattered when the death of an unborn or newborn infant occurs. Studies have reported that these women experience psychological problems such as grief, depression, and anxiety which can be minimized by counselling. Hence, this study was undertaken to assess the effect of bereavement counseling on women with psychological problems associated with pregnancy, focusing on Roy’s adaptation theory. An experimental design, with pre-test and post-test, was used with randomly allocated experimental and control groups. Women were randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups with ...


Knowledge And Perceptions Regarding Sexual And Reproductive Health Among High School Students In Kathmandu, Nepal, Magdalena Mattebo, Rebecka Elfstrand, Ulrika Karlsson, Kerstin Erlandsson 2015 Dalarna University, Sweden

Knowledge And Perceptions Regarding Sexual And Reproductive Health Among High School Students In Kathmandu, Nepal, Magdalena Mattebo, Rebecka Elfstrand, Ulrika Karlsson, Kerstin Erlandsson

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background: Nepal recently began teaching sexual education in the school system and has established youth friendly services in order to meet the need of increased sexual and reproductive knowledge among the youth.

Objective: To examine the sexual and reproductive knowledge and perceptions among young people attending schools in Kathmandu.

Method: A written questionnaire was distributed to 160 students, in a classroom environment, in four schools in Kathmandu.

Results: Two thirds of the females and nearly 60% of the males knew that it was possible to get sexually transmitted infection (STI) during one sexual encounter and more than half of the ...


Enhancement Of Knowledge And Skills Of Community Midwives In Sindh, Pakistan, Sadia Abbas Ali, Arusa Lakhani, Rafat Jan, Shahnaz Shahid, Marina Baig, Farzana Adnan 2015 Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Enhancement Of Knowledge And Skills Of Community Midwives In Sindh, Pakistan, Sadia Abbas Ali, Arusa Lakhani, Rafat Jan, Shahnaz Shahid, Marina Baig, Farzana Adnan

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

With a maternal mortality rate of 276 deaths per 100,000 live births, Pakistan is one of the countries with a large share in the percentage of world’s maternal mortality. As an intervention for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly suggests that skilled care before, during, and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies. One of the interventions to ensure care to mothers and babies by skilled care providers is the capacity building training of Community Midwives (CMWs) aiming to improve their midwifery competency.

One such training ...


International Cooperation: Strengthening Midwifery In Central Asia, Meike Kolfenbach, Karen Birdsall 2015 Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Kyrgyzstan

International Cooperation: Strengthening Midwifery In Central Asia, Meike Kolfenbach, Karen Birdsall

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Even 25 years after their independence, the Central Asian States (Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan / Uzbekistan) are facing enormous challenges in the health system. Several years ago it became obvious that the MDG 4 and 5 would not be fully achieved. This led to an increased support of the health systems of the concerned countries by Germany’s International Cooperation. The GIZ Regional Health Programme in Central Asia placed great emphasis upon increasing the number of births attended by health professionals, including midwives. The strengthening of midwifery as a model of a sustainable maternal and child health relies on a broad based programme ...


Community Based Midwives Practice In Patriarchal Social System, Yasmeen Jan Mohammad, Rafat Jan 2015 Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Community Based Midwives Practice In Patriarchal Social System, Yasmeen Jan Mohammad, Rafat Jan

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

It is well accepted globally, that midwives can save the lives of mothers and their new-born successfully, if the community stakeholders provide support and freedom for full scope of practice. Recognising this many countries deploy midwives in the community as an intervention to achieve the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) 4 and 5 targets set for decreasing maternal and neonatal mortality, respectively.

However, high-income countries’ reports show very good results, in achieving MDGs 4 and 5 while the low-income countries lag behind in this regard. The situation in high-income and low-income countries is different because midwives practising in the community in ...


Maternity Care In Rural Victoria: Midwives' Perspectives, Kathryn Felicity Brundell 2015 Australian Catholic University

Maternity Care In Rural Victoria: Midwives' Perspectives, Kathryn Felicity Brundell

Theses

This modified Grounded Theory study explored the experiences of midwives working in a rural Victorian setting during a period of maternity service redesign. Changes to the local maternity service under study were block funded by the Rural Maternity Initiative, Victoria, Australia (Edwards & Gale, 2007). The Rural Maternity Initiative, along with the release of the maternity service review report (Commonwealth of Australia, 2009), incorporated women’s requests for continuity of care provision, demedicalised care, choice in care, and accessibility of services across the pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

Midwifery workforce shortages and maternity unit closures in rural Australia have been identified ...


Wound-Care Teams For Preventing And Treating Pressure Ulcers., Zena EH Moore, Joan Webster, Ray Samuriwo 2015 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Wound-Care Teams For Preventing And Treating Pressure Ulcers., Zena Eh Moore, Joan Webster, Ray Samuriwo

School of Nursing and Midwifery Articles

BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, which are localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both, occur when people are unable to reposition themselves to relieve pressure on bony prominences. Pressure ulcers are often difficult to heal, painful and impact negatively on the individual's quality of life. The cost implications of pressure ulcer treatment are considerable, compounding the challenges in providing cost effective, efficient health service delivery. International guidelines suggest that to prevent and manage pressure ulcers successfully a team approach is required. Therefore, this review has been conducted to clarify the role of wound-care teams in the prevention and ...


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 ...


Review And Analysis Of Quality Healthcare System Enhancement In Developing Countries., Zohra Kurji, Zahra Zahra Shaheen Premani Shaheen, Yasmin Mithani 2015 Aga Khan University

Review And Analysis Of Quality Healthcare System Enhancement In Developing Countries., Zohra Kurji, Zahra Zahra Shaheen Premani Shaheen, Yasmin Mithani

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Quality has multidimensional perspectives. It is a continuous and dynamic process. A systematic search of national and international literature was conducted from peer-reviewed databases MEDLINE, CINAHL and PubMed during January to July 2012. There are many frameworks to assess and measure quality. All frameworks give some levels in which quality could be assessed. Therefore, multiple frameworks should be used for measuring quality based on the situation and environment. Measuring quality is very important for primary healthcare programme, especially for developing countries because if we will not do quality assessment, our resources will not be utilised effectively and people may divert ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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