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Pre-registration midwifery education: Do learning styles limit or liberate students?

Pre-registration midwifery education not only prepares students to be competent and confident on registration, it is also the start of their journey as lifelong learners in order to ensure their...

Enhancing inter-professional education through low-fidelity simulation

The increased recognition of midwives as lead professionals in low-risk pregnancy and birth, and the proliferation of midwifery-led units within the NHS, have raised the profile of midwifery in the...

What does studying research methods have to do with practice? Views of student midwives and nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 created the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), whose primary function is to establish standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and...

Experiences and expectations of student midwives entering the final year of their programme of study

‘You're a third year now…’ is a phrase frequently cited as a reminder that student midwives in their final year of the pre-registration programme are on a ‘countdown’ to qualification, and the...

Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training

Sustaining compassion across long periods of time is an essential part of a midwife's role, with stress experienced from continual exposure to traumatic events potentially resulting in emotional...

University midwifery societies: Support for student midwives, by student midwives

On starting their programme of study, student midwives are generally highly motivated and optimistic about their journey into their chosen profession However, there is evidence to suggest the...

Navigating the midwifery undergraduate programme: Is resilience the key?

The midwifery undergraduate programme is challenging; to be successful, student midwives are required to navigate both academic and clinical practice demands To date, little is known about the...

Getting to grips with Statistics: Understanding variables

What do we mean by ‘Statistics’? With an upper-case ‘S’, Statistics is the discipline of systematically analysing data that either consist of numbers or can be represented by numbers Numerical data...

Should left-handed midwives and midwifery students conform to the ‘norm’ or practise intuitively?

It has been suggested that the growing proportion of left-handed people—or, more specifically, the greater acknowledgement of left-handedness over the past century—may be the result of fewer...

Midwifery preceptorship: The next chapter

Research has found that, while newly qualified midwives are competent to practise, they would benefit from preceptorship programmes providing a structured, supportive culture to enable them to develop...

Working together to implement a Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport in Wales: Report of a pilot project

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has stipulated a series of rules, standards and guidelines to underpin and regulate midwifery practice in the UK (NMC, 2012; 2015) These guidelines set out the...

Impact of peer assessment on student understanding of the assessment process and criteria

Peer assessment has been used in teaching for many years, and the benefits to the student's learning when this method is used are well known (Ayres, 2015) The focus of this report is on the learning...

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