Speaker: Halima Musa Abdul; B Hunter; L Warren; and D Sakellariou
Facilitator: Catherine Shimechero
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Shortage of midwifery workforce has become a global issue, including Nigeria with negative effects on quality of care. This has resulted in workplace adversity and increased stress for midwives, which is thought to be one of the primary reasons midwives fail to thrive in their workplace, and hence leave the profession. A distinct gap in literature about Nigerian midwives’ experiences of workplace adversity and resilience formed the motivation of this study. Thus, this study aimed to construct a grounded theory to explain how midwives in Nigeria who are experiencing workplace adversity develop resilience.
Methods The study used a constructionist-grounded theory approach. A total of thirty interviews were conducted with purposive and theoretical samples of midwives across two tertiary institutions. The study design and methods will be described in the presentation. Results Data analysis is ongoing. Categories generated include: Experiencing adversity and perceived effects and four key resilient responses. Preliminary findings will be presented.
Conclusions This is the first study to explicitly examine workplace adversity and resilience among Nigerian midwives. It is hoped that this study will provide new insights which will inform education and practice and equip midwives with various resilient responses to adversity