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Legal and ethical considerations for midwives performing the neonatal infant physical examination

The newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) is a national screening programme in the UK that involves a full physical assessment, history-taking, health promotion and education (Baker, 2010)...

Are midwifery students adequately prepared for vaginal breech birth in clinical practice?

The heightened focus on risk affects maternity care providers' attitudes towards vaginal breech birth (Berhan and Haileamlak, 2016), and this professional apprehension may have the potential to limit...

Evaluating the results of mentorship training for community midwives in Sindh, Pakistan

In Pakistan, a cadre of community midwives was introduced in 2007 to increase the proportion of skilled birth attendants in the country (USAID, 2012) The community midwives participate in an 18-month...

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,...

Education provision for the newborn physical examination as a post-registration module: National survey

In recent years there has been a gradual move towards qualified midwives undertaking the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) as part of their extended role The reasons behind this have been...

Including the newborn physical examination in the pre-registration midwifery curriculum: National survey

Midwives are responsible for undertaking a preliminary examination of the newborn at birth to ascertain any obvious signs of abnormality and, thereafter, to undertake a daily examination in accordance...

Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training

Sustaining compassion across long periods of time is an essential part of a midwife's role, with stress experienced from continual exposure to traumatic events potentially resulting in emotional...

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...

Train together to work together: Reviewing feedback of community-based skills drills training for midwives and paramedics

Skills drills are the accepted format by which health professionals, including midwives, learn and maintain the skills to manage a range of obstetric emergencies (Rogers, 2007) It has been suggested...

Mindfulness in maternity: Evaluation of a course for midwives

There is increasing literature to suggest that mindfulness-based interventions may address a variety of psychological problems (eg Grossman et al, 2004; Dimidjian and Goodman, 2009; Duncan and...

Tell it Right, Start it Right: An evaluation of training for health professionals about Down syndrome

Down syndrome (DS) is one of the most common and recognisable conditions associated with learning disability, and approximately 27/1000 pregnancies are affected (Morris and Springett, 2014) Many...

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