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The Latent Phase: Building Collaborative Relationships

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Perhaps one of the most tenuous aspects of working as a new graduate midwife is developing a collaborative relationship with physicians. In the physician-midwife, as well as physician-nurse practitioner or physician-physician assistant relationship, there are many factors at play: power differentials, scopes of practice, health and care provision belief systems, historical interactions of each provider with others in the same field, and experiences in prior c...

Posted 4/29/2014 5:11:58 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Finding your first impression

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Lost for words when introducing yourself as a new midwife? Stumbling over the explanation of your recent role change while simultaneously trying to instill confidence in your care? Here are a few suggestions for how to make the best first impressions with clients and coworkers. “Are you sure you’re a midwife? You don’t half look young.” - Ingrid “Don’t worry Ingrid. You’re quite safe.” - Jenny Lee - Call the Midwife, Season 1 Episode 2 I remember in...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 1/15/2014 1:21:55 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Maintaining your License, Crunching the Numbers

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Understanding the specific requirements needed to maintain your midwifery license, including continuing education, is a numbers game. Here is how I have come to understand the system, and keep track of seemingly complex requirements in a clear fashion. Just when I thought I had all the numbers crunched in my list of certification, licensure, and maintenance requirements, I learned the true depths to which the numbers-game of maintenance goes: I encountered...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/21/2014 4:41:14 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Making the Most of the Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN This year marks my third in a row attending the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, and I could not be more thrilled! It is a powerful gathering of reproductive health care providers, with time dedicated to celebrating our profession and ourselves. I am excited to see the many midwives I’ve met in the past year, I look forward to the smiling faces of my former classmates, and am thankful for the dedicated time to sit down and reconfirm my intentions within midwif...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 5/8/2014 2:02:36 PM
 
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