24 Jun Resilience Workshop for Maternity Healthcare Professionals
How can we stay calm and lead well in the kind of high crisis situations that occur at the frontline of maternity health services without burning out? How can we still empower others when under stress rather than behaving like dictators.
Baby Lifeline Training in partnership with InterBe – Birmingham July 6 2016
Delivering consistent compassionate and effective care at the frontline of maternity health services requires mental and emotional resilience. This study day is all about being resilient under pressure. The resilience we are talking about is NOT the growing of a thick skin, rather it is about the capacity to be adaptable, to respond from a position of self-agency and to maintain connectedness with colleagues and patients.
Mental and emotional resilience involves developing a mind-set and an emotional literacy, that is flexible, can adjust and regulate in times of adversity. People enacting resilience can maintain an equilibrium under pressure while retaining awareness of the wider environment, and continue to move act and interact positively without blame or recriminations. Leading a team in this way, draws on everyone’s resources and prepares them to meet critical incidents together, stepping free of a culture of blame.
This training day will explore mechanisms for enhancing people’s resilience. It will support people to take on personal ownership of their experience, and develop a mind-set that is supportive in connecting with the humanity in self and others.
Course Directors Mo Cohen & Kirstien Bjerregaard. Relevant for all members of the acute maternity team, including healthcare assistants, midwives, obstetricians, theatre support staff and anaesthetists. It is also relevant for medico-legal practitioners.