Embracing and appreciating the joy and privilege it is to work as a midwife
People in our care
As nurses and midwives, we enter our profession because we care about people and understand that the connections made, the support that is given and the advocacy that is offered are crucial.
Care is a shared journey. We walk alongside and assist people with changes and challenges. We support, share information and collaborate. We encourage and promote self-responsibility and self-determination. And, as nurses and midwives, we learn about ourselves in this process, being offered constant opportunities to expand in how we practice in many and varied ways.
This section of our website offers reflections about the people in our care, written by midwives and nurses working across the spectrum of practice. The stories shared reflect the many aspects of these relationships and reveal how the ordinary becomes extra-ordinary in everyday care.
True care is very simple
How life changing warmth and true care can be… it’s so simple
My Dad’s death – appreciating extra-ordinary care
An exquisite and tender sharing – one woman’s experience of her father’s death and the extra-ordinary care they received
The appendix in bed one
A nurse’s reflection on the importance of person centred care
Midwifery wisdom and knowledge – an important pair
To work within hospital guidelines, seek best practice, learn from every woman in our care, read up on conditions, understand mechanisms and ask questions when unsure is our gold standard of midwifery care for women. We work within frameworks to keep women, babies and...
How one nurse who works in aged care learns more everyday about the value of each resident and colleague and also their own value as a nurse, shining a different angle of the one ‘human diamond’.