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dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorGamble, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.editorDebra Bicken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T18:50:34Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T18:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:06:19Z
dc.identifier.issn02666138en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2010.12.008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43768
dc.description.abstractObjective to assess Australian midwives' attitudes towards caring for women with emotional distress and their perceptions of the extent to which workplace policies and processes hindered such care. Design a postal survey. Setting members of the Australian College of Midwives. Participants 815 Australian midwives completed the survey. Measurements a modified version of the 17-item REASON questionnaire (McCall et al., 2002) that was originally developed for used by General Practitioners to measure their attitudes towards their role in the management of patients with mental health disorders. Findings An exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation identified four factors that reflected midwives' (1) perceptions of systemic problems that hindered emotional care, (2) attitudes towards working with women experiencing emotional health problems, (3) perceived competence in using treatment techniques and (4) attitudes and perceived competence towards the referral of women with depression and anxiety to other health professionals. Key conclusions and implications for practice participating midwives indicated their willingness to offer assistance and acknowledged the importance of providing emotional care to women. In practice, emotional care by midwives is impeded by perceived lack of competency rather than a lack of interest. Midwives' competency in the assessment and care of women with conditions such as depression and anxiety may be enhanced through continuing professional education.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom216en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto221en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMidwiferyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMidwiferyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111006en_US
dc.titleAustralian midwives' attitudes towards care for women with emotional distressen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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