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.
|Award date||1 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|