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Caroline J Hollins Martin

Professor of Maternal Health, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

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Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) aim to help people cultivate compassion for self and others. CFT was created to help people respond to self-criticism and shame...

Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a multi-factorial psychometrically robust tool developed for the purpose of measuring women's experiences of labour and childbirth (Hollins...

The Scottish Clinical Supervision Model for midwives

The recent removal of statutory supervision for midwives has left maternity care managers with responsibility for ensuring that alternative processes of guidance are introduced to improve the quality...

Post traumatic stress disorder post childbirth versus postnatal depression: a guide for midwives

The transition to motherhood is multifaceted, with many biological, physiological, social and psychological changes occurring simultaneously Although the majority of women make the transition to...

Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training

Sustaining compassion across long periods of time is an essential part of a midwife's role, with stress experienced from continual exposure to traumatic events potentially resulting in emotional...

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