Preparing midwifery students for traumatic workplace events: Findings from the POPPY (programme for the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder in midwifery) feasibility study
Author(s): Spiby H.; Sheen K.; Collinge S.; Maxwell C.; Pollard K.; Slade P.
Source: Nurse education today; Dec 2018; vol. 71 ; p. 226-232
Publication Date: Dec 2018
Publication Type(s): Article
Abstract:BACKGROUND: Midwifery students can experience events on clinical placements that they perceive to be traumatic. There is currently no requirement to provide training about the nature of trauma, normal responses, or the most helpful ways of self-managing these. The POPPY programme, developed for qualified midwives, incorporates educational (the POPPY workshop) and supportive resources to prevent the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in midwives. As part of the feasibility evaluation of POPPY, the POPPY workshop element was adapted for pre-registration midwifery students (PreR-POPPY). Attention to this issue during pre-registration education could improve student experience and support student retention.
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