Karen A Flowers

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This paper presents a case study on an innovative Midwifery Refresher Program in the context of current midwifery workforce issues. The refresher program was developed specifically as a recruitment strategy to address a staffing crisis at the Mater Misericordiae Mothers' Hospital, a busy tertiary maternity hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Features of the(More)
PROBLEM Many midwives continue to use continuous foetal monitoring on low risk women in labour, despite evidence based clinical guidelines to the contrary. Continuous foetal monitoring has been linked to increased rates of medical intervention during labour and birth with no improvement in long term neonatal outcomes. PARTICIPANTS Midwives who used(More)
This exploratory case study of the role of the clinical laboratory in teaching and learning family nursing skills was undertaken at the Family Nursing Unit (FNU), University of Calgary. Qualitative data were gathered from current graduate students, graduates of the Master of Nursing program, faculty members, and clients of the FNU using participant(More)
AIM This qualitative study explored clinicians' and educators' perspectives on how knowledge and skills about family assessment and family nursing are translated from student learning to clinical nursing practice, together with barriers and supports for family-centred nursing practice. BACKGROUND Previous studies have explored educational preparation for(More)
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