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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...

Vicarious birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder: Preparing and protecting student midwives

The focus of the theoretical aspect of the first year of the pre-registration midwifery programme is on low risk and physiological birth; however, the clinical area is dynamic and unpredictable in...

Art and science: Promoting understanding and empathy through film

Modern healthcare is founded on the essential tenet of caring Since nursing and midwifery education moved away from traditional, apprentice-style training into higher education, there have been...

Active blended learning for clinical skills acquisition: innovation to meet professional expectations

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)'s draft framework for nursing and midwifery education states that a programme of study will only be approved if ‘students are empowered and provided with the...

The Newborn Infant Physical Examination: Incorporating the theory into midwifery education

The Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) can be performed by any health professional deemed suitably qualified (Public Health England, 2016) Health professionals must, however, be educated,...

Involvement in midwifery education: Experiences from a service user and carer partnership

The Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) partnership was established in 2004 within a qualifying social work programme at Bournemouth University In 2011, it was then extended across the...

Coping with end-of-year assessments: a survival guide for pre-registration midwives

Summer is a busy time of year in the academic calendar, with student midwives coming towards the end of clinical placements while preparing for oral and written assessments Standard 15 of the...

How can universities ‘ASSIST’ student midwives with additional needs to achieve?

In terms of literacy and numeracy, the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education (2009) state that for an applicant to be accepted onto a pre-registration midwifery programme they must be...

Courage, commitment and resilience: Traits of student midwives who fail and retake modules

A previous article considered the relevance of Hunter and Warren's (2013) findings to pre-registration midwifery education, and whether student midwives were adequately prepared to deal with the ever...

Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internationalisation and promotion of global mobility

Midwifery practice needs to constantly adapt and respond to mutable social, cultural and political factors Considering immigration patterns in England and Wales, the population has become ever more...

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