Student midwives

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...

Student midwives' education needs and their experience of attending a bereavement education workshop

Student midwives may encounter bereaved parents at their most vulnerable time, as they attempt to come to terms with the diagnosis of, and give meaning to, their baby's death (Kelley and Trindad,...

Future-proofing simulation and clinical skills

Simulation and clinical skills sessions support student midwives in developing their clinical and communication abilities, and link theory to practice in a safe environment (Lendahls and Oscarsson,...

‘No offence, it's just that research is boring’: The trials and tribulations of the midwifery research educator

The argument that ‘research is boring’ is one that greets me most days when trying to introduce research to undergraduate student midwives The role of research in midwifery has become well established...

Students in practice: The role of the student support midwife

Previous articles in this series have discussed strategies to support student midwives in training from the academic's perspective, covering topics such as the importance of building students'...

Are students ‘empty vessels’, or can previous experience enhance future practice?

In order to address the learning needs of adults, the educationalist should have a sound understanding of the general characteristics of adult learners: namely differences in age, learning styles and...

Vicarious birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder: Preparing and protecting student midwives

The focus of the theoretical aspect of the first year of the pre-registration midwifery programme is on low risk and physiological birth; however, the clinical area is dynamic and unpredictable in...

How can universities ‘ASSIST’ student midwives with additional needs to achieve?

In terms of literacy and numeracy, the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education (2009) state that for an applicant to be accepted onto a pre-registration midwifery programme they must be...

‘Freedom to flourish’: University of Salford student midwives' placement link with the Isle of Man

The relationship between the Jane Crookall Maternity Unit on the Isle of Man and the University of Salford developed when midwives from the island accessed the post-qualifying Examination of the...

University midwifery societies: Support for student midwives, by student midwives

On starting their programme of study, student midwives are generally highly motivated and optimistic about their journey into their chosen profession However, there is evidence to suggest the...

Experiences of student midwives in the care of women with perinatal loss: A qualitative descriptive study

Around 1/200 births in the UK result in stillbirth and about 1/400 infants die within the first 4 weeks of life (Office for National Statistics, 2015) Those women who experience perinatal loss (as a...

Clinicians in the classroom: The bereavement midwife

One in 200 births in the UK ends in stillbirth, and of those, 1 in 3 occurs at term (37+ weeks' gestation) According to MBRRACE-UK (Draper et al, 2015: 7), ‘although there has been a small reduction...

Developing a perinatal mental health module: An integrated care approach

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...

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...

Midwifery in the 21st century: Are students prepared for the challenge?

Resilience can be defined as ‘the ability to maintain personal and professional wellbeing in the face of ongoing work stress and adversity’ (McCann et al, 2013: 61) Stress is an individual's reaction...

Why choose British Journal of Midwifery?

BJM supports midwives by sharing expertise and advice to help you build confidence, grow professionally and improve care.

What's included

  • Evidence-based best practice

  • Peer-reviewed research

  • Practical guidance

  • CPD support

Subscriptions start:

From £12.75 GBP