Nobody left behind
High-quality research leads to high-quality midwifery practice. Dr Sally Pezaro outlines how you can get involved in producing the evidence that makes a real difference to women
As an academic midwife who is passionate about evidence-based midwifery, I was thrilled to be invited on to the editorial board of British Journal of Midwifery (BJM). I have worked hard to engage more midwives in academia and research as ‘The Academic Midwife’ on Facebook. Now, I am excited to use this opportunity to engage midwives in publishing and sharing their own work, making sure that any publications remain high quality. My own research interests lie predominantly in midwifery and health services research, with a large focus on midwifery workforce issues.
BJM has long been known as a publication with a broad readership in midwifery and maternity care. As such, it offers midwives and other professionals the chance to make a real impact with their work. One of our most recent publications has remained BJM's most widely read for more than a year (Pezaro et al, 2018), generating more than 60 impact stories and having a positive influence in maternity care for those childbearing with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). Yet there is still work to be done.
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