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Changing the tide: influencing factors for midwives on vaginal breech birth skill acquisition

An exploratory qualitative design was chosen to articulate an understanding of the experiences of midwives influencing skill acquisition. An exploratory methodology was chosen to gain a better...

Does preceptorship support newly qualified midwives to become confident practitioners?

Preceptorship is defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a time when a newly qualified registrant is supported and guided to make the transition from student to competent practitioner...

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,...

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...

Embedding the 6 Cs: Problem-based learning the Bradford way

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational strategy that has been used in medical and other health-care education since its development at McMaster University in the 1970s (Barrows, 1996) PBL...

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