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Proactive behavior in midwifery : a qualitative overview from midwifery student's perspective
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Abstract
In the process of continuing developments and contemporary working conditions, this study provides an in depth exploration of proactive behavior in midwifery. Exploring 55 midwifery students' perceptions on facilitators and/or barriers of proactive behavior in midwifery practice, this study uncloses additional insights of proactive behavior in midwifery and aims to confirm and/or supplement previous results. Four key themes were identified: 1) Nature-nurture, supported by good communication and lifelong learning. 2) Willingness, regulated by the midwife's norms and values and the organizational culture of the midwifery team. 3) The impact of awareness and feedback on the reflective tendencies to strengthen the midwife's beliefs and convictions to behave proactively. 4) Time was identified as something gained in the presence of proactive behavior as well as a barrier if time was limited. Providing midwives with knowledge of the key factors required to successfully effect proactive behavior in midwifery, this study has merit for future midwifery education, policy and practice. Strengthening intrinsic motivation of midwives integrated into midwifery education, focus on feedback as part of the daily routine of the midwife and the gaining of time as an effect of proactive behavior, needs clear attention in midwifery practice.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nurse education in practice. - London
Nurse education in practice. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
1471-5953
Volume/pages
31 (2018) , p. 1-6
ISI
000442332500001
Pubmed ID
29705373
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 19.10.2021
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