Western Australian Midwives’ Experience and Understanding of Clinical Supervision

Jodie Atkinson

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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With an increasing focus on the emotional well-being of midwives, clinical supervision is recognised as a strategy to support midwives and improve retention of the midwifery workforce. In Western Australia (WA), student midwives receive direct and regular clinical supervision; however, there is little known about if or how registered WA midwives access clinical supervision. Using a questionnaire, this exploratory-descriptive study explored midwives knowledge and experience of clinical supervision. Findings revealed that midwives have limited understanding of clinical supervision outside of working with midwifery students and called for a significant cultural shift for clinical supervision to be considered normal practice.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Miller, Sue, Supervisor
  • Brand, Gabrielle, Supervisor
  • Bayes, Sara, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Nov 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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