III. Professional Issues in Nurse-Midwifery
A graduate-level course called NURS6480N, Professional Difficulties in Nurse-Midwifery, explores the difficulties and challenges that nurse-midwives face professionally in the healthcare industry. Nurse-midwives are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who provide prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum care to women as part of their primary healthcare services. In addition to hospitals and birthing centers, they also work in private residences. The article will discuss the nursing field, the role of a nurse-midwife, professional concerns in nurse-midwifery, and potential career paths in nurse-midwifery before concluding with a summary of key themes.
Family, patient, and community care are the main focuses of the medical profession of nursing. Nurses can be found working in a variety of places, including clinics, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. The nursing profession is governed by a code of ethics that specifies the moral principles and ideals that should be upheld.
Advanced practice registered nurses with a focus on caring for women during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period are known as nurse-midwives. Gynecological care and family planning are additional services they offer. Nurse-midwives work together with obstetricians and other healthcare professionals to deliver the best outcomes for their patients.
An RN, or registered nurse, must be in good standing before pursuing a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery. Nurse-midwives need to pass a certification test in order to be accepted by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
Continuing education is necessary to keep your certification.
Professional Concerns in Nursing and Midwifery.
Nursing as a profession: professionalism and ethics.
Professionalism and ethics are important components of nurse-midwifery practice.
The principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and fairness must be followed by nurse-midwives.
They must also behave professionally while treating their patients with competence and kindness the practice’s range.State-specific administrative and legislative considerations can alter the midwives’ and nurses’ purview of responsibilities. Nurse-midwives are required to work exclusively in their field of expertise and consult with other medical professionals only when necessary.
Collaboration is crucial to nurse-midwifery.
For their patients, nurse-midwives work in tandem with obstetricians and other medical specialists to provide the best care possible.