Professor in Maternal Health
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Beaumont, E. & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2016). Heightening level of compassion towards self and others through use of Compassionate Mind Training (CMT). British Journal of Midwifery. 24(11). doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.11.777?af=R. ISSN 0969-4900
Background: Continued absence of strategies that promote self-care puts midwives at risk of experiencing symptoms of stress, empathic distress fatigue, burnout, and compassion...
Fleming, S. E., Donovan-Batson, C., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. R. (2016). Birth Satisfaction Scale/Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS/BSS-R): A large scale United States planned home birth and birth centre survey. Midwifery. 41, 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.07.008. ISSN 0266-6138
to explore the prevalence of birth satisfaction for childbearing women planning to birth in their home or birth centers in the United States. Examining differences ...
McGlone, C., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Furber, C. (2016). Midwives’ experiences of asking the Whooley questions to assess current mental health: a qualitative interpretive study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 34(4), 383-393. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1188278. ISSN 0264-6838
Backgound: Perinatal Mental Illness (PMI) is a key cause of maternal
mortality and morbidity in the UK, with one goal of midwives to
identify those at risk during pregnancy. A...
Beaumont, E. & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2016). A proposal to support student therapists to develop compassion for self and others through Compassionate Mind Training (CMT). Arts in Psychotherapy. 50, 111/118. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2016.06.005. ISSN 0197-4556
Purpose: By the very nature of the role, student therapists experience incidents that can be emotionally challenging. In response to such events, they may experience compassio...
Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. R. (2016). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Its relationship with perinatal bereavement: definitions, reactions, adjustments, and grief. In Martin, C. R., Preedy, V. R. & Patel, V. B. (Eds.). Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, 599-626. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08359-9_44. ISBN 978-3-319-08358-2
A small percentage of women present with diagnosed PTSD post childbirth;
however, though this an area of increasing research and clinical interest generally,
little is known a...
Priest, A., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Bager Charleson, S. (2016). Exploring clients’ responses to changing pronoun use from second person (you) to first person (I) during therapy: A constructivist qualitative approach. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16(3), 183-192. doi:10.1002/capr.12065. ISSN 1473-3145
Background: Personal pronouns like ‘I’, ‘me’ or ‘mine’ are inextricably
linked with ownership, with one key benefit of a counsellor inviting a
client to consider their pronoun...
Hollins Martin, C. J., Robb, Y. & Forrest, E. (2016). An exploratory qualitative analysis of student midwives views of teaching methods that could build their confidence to deliver perinatal bereavement care. Nurse Education Today. 39, 99-103. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.12.023. ISSN 0260-6917
Background: Equipping student midwives with confidence to deliver bereavement care to childbearing women is a challenge for midwifery lecturers.
Objective: To explore qualitat...
Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Carson, J. (2015). Measuring relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, burnout and well-being in student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists: a quantitative survey. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16, 15-23. doi:10.1002/capr.12054. ISSN 1473-3145
Background: Prolonged deficiency in self-care strategies puts counsellors
and psychotherapists at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue. Aim: To
measure associations between ...
Hollins Martin, C. J. (2015). What midwives and childbearing women should know. In Griggiths, P., Heath, P., Hollins Martin, C. J., Kilby, M. & Sharland, M. (Eds.). We need to talk about CMV, 11-14. CMV Action
The risks of childbearing women contracting
CMV raises significant responsibilities for health
and social care professionals in terms of prevention
and management. Humans are ...
Vardavaki, Z., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. (2015). Construct and content validity of the Greek version of the birth satisfaction scale (G-BSS). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33. doi:10.1080/02646838.2015.1035235. ISSN 0264-6838
Background: ‘Birth Satisfaction’ is a term that encompasses a woman’s evaluation of her birth experience. The term includes factors such as her appraisal of the quality of car...
Barbosa-Leiker, C., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. R. (2015). Psychometric properties of the birth satisfaction scale-revised (BSS-R) for US mothers. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33, 504-511. doi:10.1080/02646838.2015.1024211. ISSN 0264-6838
Objective: The aims of this study were to continue the scale development process of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) by refining the scale to make it culturally re...
Beaumont, E. & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2015). A narrative review exploring the effectiveness of compassion-focused therapy. Counselling psychology review / the British Psychological Society. 30, 21-32. ISSN 0269-6975
This narrative review summarises findings of research that has shown use of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) to improve psychological outcomes in clinical populations. This ar...
Younger, M., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Choucri, L. (2015). Individualised care for women with assisted conception pregnancies and midwifery practice implications: an analysis of the existing research and current practice. Midwifery. 31, 265-270. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2014.06.008. ISSN 0266-6138
Objective: the aim is to explore the psychosocial needs of women who are pregnant after assisted conception, specifically in vitro fertilisation and whether their needs are be...
Hollins Martin, C. J., Kenney, L., Pratt, T. & Granat, M. H. (2015). The development and validation of an activity monitoring system for use in measurement of posture of childbearing women during first stage of labor. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 60, 182-186. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12230. ISSN 1526-9523
There is limited understanding of the type and extent of maternal postures that midwives should encourage or support during labor. The aims of this study were to ...
Horton, L., Duffy, T., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. R. (2015). Comprehensive assessment of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): gap or chasm in the evidence?. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 22, 3-14. doi:10.1111/jpm.12156. ISSN 1351-0126
Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) is primarily caused by chronic alcohol misuse and thiamine deficiency, and results in a broad range of impairments. Despite the increasing ...