Education

Creating good habits: making reflection the norm

A previous article in this series (Power et al, 2018) discussed ‘Becoming a midwife’, an innovative e-module that was introduced at the University of Northampton to support student midwives'...

Pre-registration midwifery education: is ‘cleverness’ the ‘7th C’?

Employers and service users expect midwifery graduates' values and behaviours to align with the values of the NHS Constitution (Department of Health, 2015), with approved education institutions...

Mentor, coach, teacher, role model: what's in a name?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is seeking to redefinine the standards of proficiency for the future midwife, to ensure that at the point of registration, student midwives can deliver...

Interprofessional education: shared learning for collaborative, high-quality care

Working together for patients is a core NHS value (Department of Health, 2015), and the public expects to receive high quality care from a well-trained, cohesive workforce Landmark reports (Laming,...

Out of Africa: Students' reflections on the personal and professional impact of volunteering

Charlotte Ames and Adelle Boughen wanted the opportunity to be involved with women and families living in underprivileged communities in a different country to understand the effect of extreme poverty...

New academic year, new challenges: Tips for student midwives to maintain momentum and motivation

The emotional and physical demands of the pre-registration midwifery programme should not be underestimated A ‘traditional’ degree generally has a 26-week academic year; however, since student...

Supporting failing students: How collaboration is key

At the University of Northampton, the role of the midwife teacher/academic in clinical practice assessment is to advise and support mentors, with the ultimate decision on whether the student is...

Future-proofing simulation and clinical skills

Simulation and clinical skills sessions support student midwives in developing their clinical and communication abilities, and link theory to practice in a safe environment (Lendahls and Oscarsson,...

Students in practice: The role of the student support midwife

Previous articles in this series have discussed strategies to support student midwives in training from the academic's perspective, covering topics such as the importance of building students'...

CPD and revalidation: Theory, practice and lessons from teachers

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulating body for nurses and midwives in the UK (NMC, 2015); its principal role is to protect the health and wellbeing of the public by ensuring that...

Restorative supervision for student midwives: The professional midwifery advocate in the classroom

The function of Local Supervising Author ities (LSAs) and statutory supervision of midwives have now been removed as a result of the findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (2013),...

Changemaker: Preparing student midwives for employability, qualification and beyond

The role of higher education institutions is not only to ensure that student midwives meet the requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive 2005/36/EC and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)...

Perceptions of midwives with visible body art: OK or no way?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code (NMC, 2015) details the professional standards that midwives must uphold whether their practice involves direct care or when they are in leadership,...

The personal and professional importance of post-registration postgraduate education

The structure of midwifery education in the UK has changed dramatically over the last two decades, moving away from a predominantly practice-based apprenticeship model in a clinical setting, to being...

Are students ‘empty vessels’, or can previous experience enhance future practice?

In order to address the learning needs of adults, the educationalist should have a sound understanding of the general characteristics of adult learners: namely differences in age, learning styles and...

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