The effects of midwives' job satisfaction on burnout, intention to quit and turnover: a longitudinal study in Senegal
Article published in Human Resources for Health 2012, 10:9 (30 April 2012)
Despite working in a challenging environment plagued by persistent personnel shortages, public sector midwives in Senegal play a key role in tackling maternal mortality. A cohort of 226 midwives from 22 hospitals across Senegal participated in this longitudinal study. This study found that although midwives seem to be experiencing burnout and unhappiness with their working conditions, they retain a strong sense of confidence and accomplishment in their work. It also suggests that strategies to retain them in their positions and in the profession should emphasize continuing education.