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Newly qualified

An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

Examining the lived experiences of newly qualified midwives during their preceptorship

The transition to qualified professional has been reported extensively in the literature, with historic studies highlighting ‘reality shock’ and liking it to ‘flying without a parachute’ (Kramer,...

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...

A new era for supervision: A generation of midwives without statutory supervision?

There has been great controversy surrounding the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) decision to review the role of the Supervisor of Midwives (SoM) From a student's perspective, we do not have much...

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...

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