Midwifery education

An exploration of the perceptions of student midwives about midwifery education related to abortion

Midwives must provide individualised, culturally sensitive care to women seeking abortion in relation to decision making, eligibility for abortion, process, risks and ethical issues (International...

Early-career midwives' experiences of perineal assessment and repair after normal vaginal birth

It is estimated that approximately 350 000 women in the UK will experience some degree of perineal trauma during childbirth, and 75% of these will require suturing (Kettle et al, 2002; Thiagamoorthy...

Midwifery education: Reflecting on the past and changing for the future

Looking back over the past 25 years of midwifery education enables us to learn from old ways of working and the related events that took place, to help plan for a future where the women is at the...

Educating student midwives about compassion: A critical reflection

The ‘Compassionate and Professional Midwife’ module was implemented in September 2015 at Nottingham University as part of the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process The innovative...

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...

The transition from clinical practice to education

After 20 years in clinical practice (initially as a registered general nurse and then a registered midwife), a secondment opportunity presented to take up a role as a practice healthcare lecturer at...

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,...

Level of adherence to ICM global standards of midwifery education in Brunei: Survey results

Producing competent health professionals is imperative for effective national health outcomes Similarly, developing a qualified and competent midwifery workforce is claimed to be essential for...

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...

Pre-registration midwifery education: Clinicians in the classroom

By 1996, midwifery pre-registration education in the UK was fully integrated into higher education and, currently, 92 universities offer approved midwifery courses in England (Nursing and Midwifery...

An evaluation of the first year of an enquiry-based learning midwifery curriculum

The fundamental aim of pre- and post-registration midwifery education is to develop safe, competent practitioners ‘so that, on registration, they can assume full responsibility and accountability for...

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