When complications in the delivery room lead to a traumatic childbirth, healthcare provider may feel lost and secondary traumatic stress. “Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica” study published in the journal found that when midwives and obstetricians efforts to deal with the mess traumatic childbirth, blame and guilt are their main emotions, but these events make them a deeper meaning of life It is understanding, and help them become better midwives and obstetricians.
Medical mistakes can affect patients and their families radically, but also health care professionals may be far-reaching impact. When an error occurs, even if the problem is inevitable, the staff will often feel responsible for the unfortunate patients.
In order to understand the impact of traumatic childbirth for medical mental health, career and personal identity aspects, Katja Schr University of Southern Denmark? Der and colleagues Danish obstetricians and midwives conducted a survey and interviews.
A total of 1237 medical staff to participate, of which 85% said they had experienced a traumatic childbirth, newborn or the mother suffered a serious or even fatal injuries associated with childbirth. Although it will have to worry about blame from patients, colleagues and leaders (sometimes really happen), his own inner struggle, guilt and existential considerations will become more prominent. 49% of participants feel guilty, 50% of the participants believe that the traumatic birth of the meaning of life so that they have more thinking. In addition, 65% of participants feel that because of this experience, they have become more excellent midwife or doctor.
Schr? Der represents, to our knowledge, this is the largest study on traumatic childbirth experience obstetric medical staff. Regardless of the length from the time of the event, midwives and obstetricians efforts traumatic aftermath of childbirth, the main feeling is self-blame and guilt. This shows that although the current patient safety project has been to promote a fair and learning culture promotion in patients after adverse medical events is less to blame, but the medical staff own guilt feelings will become a burden on their entire career. Previous studies did not study in this context existential ideas, such as the meaning of life more thought and experience more personal emotions and spirit of development opportunities, these factors in the aftermath of the event played a far-reaching effect.
These findings may have to provide health care after a traumatic birth events full support of some help, it would be not only beneficial to their own health care, there are certain benefits to the patient, because the physical and mental state will affect the quality of medical care and patient safety of patients.