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The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic student midwives at a UK university

Recent data show that while the overwhelming majority of undergraduate students in higher education institutions were white, the biggest rate of entry increase for any ethnic group was for black...

The NMC Code and its application to the role of the midwife in antenatal care: a student perspective

Midwives are autonomous practitioners who are experts in normal pregnancy and birth (Horton and Astudillo, 2014; NMC, 2015a). Antenatally, midwives care for women in pregnancy from conception to...

Does ‘the bioscience problem’ need to be investigated within midwifery?

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) define midwifery as working in partnership with women to provide holistic care which optimises normal biological mechanisms and cultural experiences...

Never be afraid to question practice: the professional dilemma of a student midwife

Midwives must be autonomous practitioners, a stipulation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2018) This article will present a case study in which I was presented with the challenge of...

Mentor, coach, teacher, role model: what's in a name?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is seeking to redefinine the standards of proficiency for the future midwife, to ensure that at the point of registration, student midwives can deliver...

A literature review exploring student midwives' experiences of continuity of mentorship on the labour ward

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulates practice for nurses and midwives in the UK It sets standards to support learning and assessment in clinical practice and the education of...

Out of Africa: Students' reflections on the personal and professional impact of volunteering

Charlotte Ames and Adelle Boughen wanted the opportunity to be involved with women and families living in underprivileged communities in a different country to understand the effect of extreme poverty...

Continuity of carer and application of the Code: how student midwives can be agents of change

It is clear from the literature that there can be many significant advantages to caseload midwifery in terms of health outcomes for women and their babies These advantages include reduced incidence of...

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...

Navigating the midwifery undergraduate programme: Is resilience the key?

The midwifery undergraduate programme is challenging; to be successful, student midwives are required to navigate both academic and clinical practice demands To date, little is known about the...

Clinicians in the classroom: The consultant anaesthetist

The midwife is the lead professional in low-risk maternity care and the coordinator of care in complex cases where a multi-professional approach is required (Power, 2016) Caesarean sections now...

Clinicians in the classroom: The matron

This article is the last in a series exploring expert clinicians' participation in teaching pre-registration midwifery students in the classroom setting It will consider sessions facilitated by Paula...

Welcome to class: A survival guide for commencing student midwives

Congratulations! Out of the thousands of applicants, you were successful and are now at the start of your training This is where the really hard work starts as you learn to juggle your home life with...

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