Application of the job demands-resources model to investigate turnover and quality of care in certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives
Aims: U.S. maternity care is riddled with workforce instability and outcomes inconsistent with spending. Certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives are a potential high-quality, cost-effective solution; however, the current midwifery workforce is inadequate. Practice climate has been demonstrated to affect quality of care and workforce stability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the midwifery practice climate by (a) developing a valid and reliable scale to measure midwifery practice climate and (b) test the effect of midwifery practice climate in the Job Demands-Resources model, ...
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