This Week in Maternity - WHO digital intervention recommendations, Care provider wellness and maternal mental wellbeing
This video from perinatal positivity shares the stories and experiences of those men and women who have experience mental wellbeing difficulties around pregnancy and childbirth. It provides a useful insight into the different mental wellbeing experiences an individual may face and outlines the avenues for help.
Perinatal Positivity suggests some ways you can use the film including:
There is also further information and support resources on the perinatal positivity website.
Provider Wellness Mini-Series from the council on patient safety in women's healthcare
The council on patient safety in women's healthcare is hosting a series of teleconferences on the topic of provider wellness. In the first part of the series the speakers look at the current state of wellbeing and its effect on patient care.
There is discussion on compassion fatigue and burnout and the implications that has on the care provider. There are between 300-400 physician suicides per year. Burnout and fatigue can also have a negative impact on an individual’s performance leading to medical errors.
The speakers cover ways to enhance wellness both at an individual and a system level suggesting:
The next part of the series is on the topic of 'moving from surviving to thriving'.
You can catch up on the first part of the series and sign up for the next topics here.
WHO recommendations on digital interventions
The World Health Organisation has published a guideline: recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening.
The guide is designed to provide recommendations on digital health interventions that are emerging. Based on evaluation of evidence the guide outlines the impact digital interventions can have on health systems.
Some of the recommendation include:
The full document is available here.