Friday, September 18, 2020

Improve immunization rates in the families you care for: ACNM has resources and a...

The data on the safety and efficacy of vaccines continues to grow. Despite this, vaccine hesitancy is on the rise. Social media have provided an easy way for those opposed to vaccines...

Urinary Incontinence and the Role of the Midwife

Before addressing the role of the midwife in urinary incontinence, a brief review of kinds, causes, and risk factors is introduced. The role of the midwife, references, and four appendices follow. There are several forms...

ACNM Global Work Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services (ACCESS) program targets improvements in health care for mothers, babies, and children in Madagascar as part of the work of the Global Health Team...

Preceptors’ Pointers: When is a Midwife Ready to be a Preceptor?

Q: When is a new midwife ready to be a good preceptor? How much experience should she or he have? A: In my first job as a new graduate, I was permitted to practice on my own...

Midwifery Burnout and the Importance of Work-Life Balance

I can remember exactly when I hit a wall and said I need a change in my life. I had been doing home births for three days in a row and just got...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Motivating an Unengaged Student

Q: I’m precepting a student nurse-midwife who doesn’t seem especially engaged or excited about what she is learning. Any advice? A: When I sense that my student isn't engaged, we have a conversation which involves the following:...

Notes from the Field: Malawi #2 (Leadership, Organization, and Program Management)

This column is the second of four from Malawi and illustrates one of the ACNM Global Health Competencies. If you are interested in submitting a Notes from the Field column, please read...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Will Precepting Affect My Clinic Productivity?

Q: I’m thinking about precepting a midwifery student. The catch is that I’m worried that precepting will slow me down and negatively affect my clinic productivity. Thoughts? A: This is a common response and can be a...

Preceptors’ Pointers: How to be a Culturally Sensitive Preceptor.

Q: I’ll soon be precepting a student who is very different from me culturally. How do I establish a relationship with her that is culturally sensitive and minimize the potential for conflicts or misunderstandings? A: I would meet...

Midwifery Students Reach Across the Pond: A US-UK Short-Term Study Abroad Experience

Developing a Short-Term Study Abroad Experience Cindy L. Farley, CNM, PhD, FACNM, is an Associate Professor in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs of the School of Nursing...