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Reflection as creative practice: an exploration of arts-based practice workshops with student midwives

How can midwifery educators embrace these two concepts of art and science and align them for student midwives' training? Prior to midwifery training, I was an arts and drama student, spending much...

Creating good habits: making reflection the norm

A previous article in this series (Power et al, 2018) discussed ‘Becoming a midwife’, an innovative e-module that was introduced at the University of Northampton to support student midwives'...

Pre-registration midwifery education: is ‘cleverness’ the ‘7th C’?

Employers and service users expect midwifery graduates' values and behaviours to align with the values of the NHS Constitution (Department of Health, 2015), with approved education institutions...

Learning through reflection

An essential element of continual, evolving midwifery is the need for midwives to critically reflect on their practice in order to inform and improve care for childbearing women Reflection involves...

Life after death: The bereavement midwife's role in later pregnancies

Milton Keynes University Hospital offers a bespoke antenatal care pathway to women who have suffered a previous loss, by offering care led by their community midwife at their GP's surgery or being...

Personal reflection: A midwifery educator's revalidation experience

Revalidation is the formal communication with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to demonstrate that one has met the standards prescribed for revalidation as a midwife Smart's (2016) top tip for...

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