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Secondary Traumatic Stress in Midwives

On International Day of the Midwife 2022, GOLD Learning invites you to a special presentation with Midwife Jenny Patterson. With her presentation titled "Secondary Traumatic Stress in Midwives", Jenny will be sharing research from her PhD about the risk of trauma for midwives and the impact this has on their interaction with the families they care for. Secondary traumatic stress increases midwives' risk of PTSD, as experienced by 17% to 33% of midwives. The experience of moral injury brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has further increased stress levels which adds to the risk to midwives' psychological wellbeing. Jenny passionately believes that for optimal maternity care interactions we must first ensure midwives and other maternity care professionals are supported and empowered in their role with respect to their human needs, training requirements, and professional autonomy and respect.

The recording is now available online.

This lecture is approved for 1 ACM CPD Hour, 1 ACNM CEU and for 0.1 MEAC Midwifery CEU (equivalent to 1 NARM CEU).

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Total CE Hours: 1.00   Access Time: 4 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (1):
Duration: 60 mins
Jenny Patterson, PhD, RM, BM, BSc. hons
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Midwives
Scotland Jenny Patterson, PhD, RM, BM, BSc. hons

Jenny is currently a midwifery lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Jenny’s work as a midwife since 2007, both independently and in the UK National Health Service, led to her particular interest in women’s traumatic birth experiences and midwives work-related trauma. Jenny’s PhD thesis explored Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in women post childbirth (PTSD-PC). The focus was the woman/midwife interaction, which is a significant factor in the development of PTSD-PC. Jenny deeply explored the lived experience of this interaction from the perspectives of women with PTSD-PC and midwives. The key findings highlight the risk of trauma for midwives and the impact this has on their interaction with those they provide care for. Jenny passionately believes that for optimal maternity care interactions we must first ensure midwives and other maternity care professionals are supported and empowered in their role with respect to their human needs, training requirements, and professional autonomy and respect. Jenny has disseminated her PhD findings widely at midwifery and birth trauma conferences in the UK and Europe. In 2013, Jenny completed trauma and wellness training with Capacitar International and has since offered many trauma wellbeing sessions with midwives and other healthcare professionals as well as pregnant people and parents, and now midwifery students.

Objective 1: Explain the definition and contributing factors of post traumatic stress, in particular the impact of witnessing trauma.

Objective 2: Describe the exposure to witnessing trauma that midwives experience as part of their everyday role.

Objective 3: Analyze and assess the implications of secondary traumatic stress in midwives, for the midwives and for the women and birthing people they care for.

Scotland Jenny Patterson, PhD, RM, BM, BSc. hons
Abstract:

People may experience post traumatic stress symptoms after an experience during which they witnessed or experienced, actual or perceived threat of harm or death. For the purpose of this presentation the key word here is witness which may lead to secondary traumatic stress (STS). Midwives may witness birth events during which the woman or baby were at risk of harm or death as often as 60 times every year. Around 70% of midwives regularly witness high levels of obstetric interventions or disrespectful or indifferent interpersonal care of women. While poorly perceived interpersonal interactions between midwives and women are the strongest predictor of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the women, STS increases midwives’ risk of PTSD, as experienced by 17% to 33% of midwives. The Covid-19 pandemic has added an incredibly heavy further layer to this with the experience of Moral Injury compounding the risk to midwives’ psychological wellbeing. There is an ethical obligation for healthcare services to acknowledge and address the psychological wellbeing of midwives, if not only to support the health of a dedicated and passionate workforce, but also because midwives who are traumatized and stressed are more likely to interact poorly with women and birthing people and thus increase the risk of PTSD for these new mothers.

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Accreditation


Midwifery CEUs - MEAC Contact Hours
This program is approved for credit through the Midwifery Education & Accreditation Council (MEAC) for 1 Contact Hour or 0.1 CEU. Please note that 0.1 MEAC Midwifery CEU is equivalent to 1.0 NARM CEU.

ACNM CEUs:
This program is approved for 1 hour of education by the American College of Nurse Midwives. This credit is applicable to Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Registered Nurses and may be accepted by other certifying bodies.

ACM CPD Recognised Hours
This program is approved for 1 ACM CPD Hour. This is an Australian College of Midwives CPD Endorsed Activity.

If you have already participated in this program, you are not eligible to receive additional credits for viewing it again. Please send us an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Solutions, Midwifery

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