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Strengthening global midwifery education to improve quality maternity care: Co-designing the World Health Organization Midwifery Assessment Tool for Education (MATE)

Hunter, Billie, Thomas, Grace, Wilhelmová, Radka, Trendafilova, Petya, Blazeviciene, Aurelija, Lynch, Lynn and Jokinen, Mervi 2022. Strengthening global midwifery education to improve quality maternity care: Co-designing the World Health Organization Midwifery Assessment Tool for Education (MATE). Nurse Education in Practice 63 , 103376. 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103376

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Abstract

Aims To describe a three-phase co-designed project to develop a culturally appropriate and relevant education assessment tool, and report on pilot and field-testing phases. Background High-quality midwifery education is essential for high-quality maternity care (WHO 2019); however midwifery education and maternity care vary in quality throughout Europe. To support countries in strengthening their midwifery education, World Health Organization (WHO) European Region commissioned development of the Midwifery Assessment Tool for Education (MATE). The tool was developed over three years, using an iterative, collaborative process with regional experts. Published by WHO in May 2020, MATE provides focused questions and evidence-informed resources to stimulate and inform discussions within country. Design Three-phase co-design approach to develop, pilot and field-test an education assessment tool. Methods Phase 1: initial development of MATE with expert midwifery support; Phase 2: MATE piloting workshops in Czech Republic and Lithuania focusing on clarity, usability and relevance; Phase 3: MATE field-testing workshop in Bulgaria exploring the process of using MATE and its effectiveness for generating discussion. Purposive selection of workshop participants ensured a broad range of perspectives: clinicians, educators, students, policy makers and service users. All participants were invited to give narrative feedback during workshops and via completion of a post-workshop online survey. The XX University Research Ethics Committee advised that formal ethical review was unnecessary. Results Feedback from collaborators in all phases indicated that engaging with MATE co-design and testing was a positive experience. A ‘bottoms up’ approach ensured that MATE content was relevant to regional needs, culturally acceptable and appropriate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1471-5953
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 3 June 2022
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 09:15
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/150606

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