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02 September 2014

Volume 22 | Issue 9

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Fairy tale midwifery—fact or fiction: The lived experiences of newly qualified midwives

Newly qualified midwives are expected to function as autonomous practitioners (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2004) from their date of registration, yet it was apparent locally that there was a mismatch between this expectation and the reality of practice The newly qualified midwife is expected to be competent in undertaking a full caseload (NMC, 2009), performing holistic care while developing and remaining autonomous and responsible for his/her own actions (NMC, 2012)

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