Research and evidence-based midwifery practice are essential in order to drive the profession forward and deliver safe, effective, women-centred care Evidence-based practice is not a new concept, but...
A values-based curriculum to support aesthetic ‘ways of knowing’ in an undergraduate midwifery programme
The public enquiry into the failings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Francis, 2013) found that poor leadership, and a focus on targets rather than people, led to health professionals...
Education provision for the newborn physical examination as a post-registration module: National survey
In recent years there has been a gradual move towards qualified midwives undertaking the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) as part of their extended role The reasons behind this have been...
Including the newborn physical examination in the pre-registration midwifery curriculum: National survey
Midwives are responsible for undertaking a preliminary examination of the newborn at birth to ascertain any obvious signs of abnormality and, thereafter, to undertake a daily examination in accordance...
Perinatal mental health (PMH) relates to the emotional health and wellbeing of a woman from conception until 1 year following birth Midwives have a key role in identifying at-risk women, acting...
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