Setting the ripples in motion

Begley, C. M. (2009) Setting the ripples in motion. pp. 136-139. ISSN 14794489 (ISSN)

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The dominant model of maternity care in Ireland is one of consultant-led, hospitalised birth. A number of midwifery-led initiatives, such as 'early transfer home' and 'Domino' schemes have been introduced recently, in addition to two pilot midwifery-led units in Drogheda and Cavan. The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin opened in 1996 and is now the largest in Ireland, with 1500 students and 110 staff. Midwifery programmes include the direct-entry BSc in midwifery, the 18-month post-registration higher diploma in midwifery and the MSc in midwifery. A number of midwives also register for MSc and PhD research degrees. Personal reflections of the chair of nursing and midwifery in Trinity College Dublin are given, followed by an outline of the professor's role and contribution to midwifery research and normal childbirth, and some advice to midwives contemplating a career in research. The conclusion highlights the usefulness of all research conducted by midwives, which together contribute to improving the care given to women in pregnancy and childbirth. © 2009 The Royal College of Midwives.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Evidence-based midwifery; Midwifery education; Midwifery research; Normal childbirth; Professor's role
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 16:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2015 16:56

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