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Midwives are Burned Out - for Surprising Reasons

Study says poor leadership, lack of support and autonomy – not long hours – key factors in burnout

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AURORA, Colo. (December 17, 2021) – A new study indicates 40% of midwives in the United States are burned out or stressed and exhausted, putting them at risk for making medical errors and missing necessary patient care. Burnout also leads to less professional engagement, reduced productivity, absenteeism and resignations, according to new research published in the leading journal, Health Services Research.

See full press release: Midwifery Burnout PR 121621

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