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Midwifery Education in Wales

Hunter, Billie, McAteer, V., Paden, L., Thomas, N. and Williams, G. 2004. Midwifery Education in Wales. British Journal of Midwifery 12 (5) , pp. 264-271.

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The geography and size of Wales presents challenges and opportunities to midwifery educationalists working in the four Schools of Midwifery. Student numbers are relatively low and most education provision is concentrated in a limited geographical area. However, the small size facilitates liaison and communication between educationalists, and between educational and clinical areas. Developing the Fitness for Practice curricula has led to new initiatives and collaborative working, culminating in the development of the Welsh Association of Midwifery Lecturers and Heads of Midwifery Education group. This has created a stronger voice for midwifery education. There are many new education developments including a proposed increase in the provision of the three year pre-registration programme, bilingual schemes designed to address the needs of Welsh speakers, and advances in E-learning. Clinical practice innovations aimed at normalising childbirth have important implications for education providers, and offer new opportunities for collaboration and research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN: 0969-4900
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 07:23

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