Volume 20 (2021)

V20N2 COVER

The Application of Health Leadership Competencies Around the World to the Canadian Midwifery Profession: A Scoping Review

 

Abigail Corbin, RM, MHM, Elizabeth Darling, MSc, PhD, Tracy Pearce-Kelly, RM MHM(c), and Kathryn Wise, OTD, MHSc, BHSc, BA, OT Reg (Ont)

 

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To review and map the key leadership competencies and frameworks created by health care professionals and health leaders across the globe. To use the themes that emerge to create a new leadership framework...

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Understanding the Limitations of Maternity Cost Studies: Why Context Matters

 

Kellie Thiessen, RM, RN, PhD, Julia Witt, Alexander Peden, MA, PhD(c), Margaret Haworth-Brockman, BSc, MSc, Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD, Margaret Morris, MD, FRCSC, MEd, Kristine Robinson BScN, RM, MSc, Ivy Bourgeault, PhD, and Shelley Derksen, BSc, MSc

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Limited, publicly available evidence exists to inform maternity care workforce planning in Manitoba as well as elsewhere in Canada....

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Registered Midwives’ Experiences and Self-Assessed Competence with Sexual Health Counselling

 

Samantha Wong-Merrick, BSc, MD, FRCSC, Lori Brotto, PhD, RPsych, and Zoë Hodgson, BSc, BMW, PhD, RM

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Pregnancy and the postpartum period raise many sexual health concerns for women. Registered midwives (RMs) care for an increasing proportion of Canadian pregnancies. The study objective was to assess RMs’ experiences providing sexual health counselling.

Methods: A 22-item questionnaire exploring...

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Racism in Ontario Midwifery: Indigenous, Black and Racialized Midwives and Midwifery Students Unsilenced

 

Feben Aseffa, RM, BHSc, MHM, Lwam Mehari, MPH, Faduma Gure, MSc, and Lloy Wylie, PhD

 

ABSTRACT
This article reports on findings from a 2019 online survey titled Experiences of Racism Among Ontario BIPOC Midwives and Students in Midwifery Education and Profession, completed by Ontario midwives and midwifery students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour...

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Leave of Absence and Return to Work Among Canadian Midwives Who Experience Mental Health Issues: Pilot Study Findings

 

Jelena Atanackovic, PhD, Angela Freeman, RM, MSc, Chantal Demers, BSc[Hon], Elena Neiterman, PhD, Cecilia Benoit, PhD, Kellie Thiessen, PhD, and Ivy Bourgeault, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

Despite the salience of mental health issues in midwifery, we have a limited knowledge of the experiences of midwives who take a leave due to personal or family-related mental health challenges. Our paper draws...

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An Early Feasibility Study of Midwifery Services in a Vulnerable Population

 

Mahnoush Rostami, MSc, Paola Charland, MSc, Ameera Memon, MPH, Zoe Hsu, MSc, and Esther Suter, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Canadian women and newborns are usually healthy due to the availability of prenatal care, postnatal care, and the presence of a skilled health professional. However, social determinants of health can have a significant impact on women’s ability to access high-quality...

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