Journal article

Midwifery leadership in maternity emergencies: a video analysis

Sarah Janssens, Robert Simon, Stephanie Barwick, Sharon Clipperton, Michael Beckmann, Stuart Marshall

JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Maternity emergencies require effective leadership due to their time-critical high stakes nature, and like many emergency teams are recommended to have a singular leader. Midwives possess many of the skills required for leadership, but the extent to which they contribute to leadership in emergencies is unknown. In this video analysis study of 16 interprofessional teams responding to a simulated post-partum hemorrhage, a functional view of leadership was applied to determine midwifery contribution to leadership. The number and type of leadership utterances by team members during an emergency response was assessed, and midwifery and doctor leadership utterances compared. Midwives contributed j..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR fellowship grant


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Janssens is supported by a Betty McGrath Health Practitioner Fellowship (Mater Foundation). A/Prof Marshall is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR fellowship grant [1130929].