Workplace Adversity: can a person-centred approach improve resilience in student midwives?

Lee, Barbara (2014) Workplace Adversity: can a person-centred approach improve resilience in student midwives? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Aim: This study considers how student midwives survive and thrive in the face of workplace adversity. It explores key factors for success and failure and identifies how a person-centred approach might improve resilience in student midwives. The focus is on the student midwife’s experiences within clinical placements in the NHS.

Background: Student midwives work within a very challenging and pressured work environment which is acknowledged as emotionally demanding. Student attrition in HEIs has been identified as an area of concern and is both a political and professional problem. There are, however, some midwives who, despite adversity, are able to flourish and thrive in the workplace and go on to have long fulfilling careers, suggesting they possess, or have developed, a degree of resilience.

Literature findings: Students need to integrate and feel accepted in the workplace environment, whilst also needing to socialise into the training environment of the HEI. The workplace of the NHS is a hierarchical environment and students encounter a culture with complex interpersonal relationships and unwritten rules. This can make socialising challenging and critical analysis and synthesis of the literature has identified emotion work within the organisation is key to building the students’ resilience.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 15:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28062

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