Starting Life as a Midwife, 1st ed. 2019
An international review of transition from student to practitioner

Coordinators: Gray Michelle, Kitson-Reynolds Ellen, Cummins Allison

Language: Anglais

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This volume explores the unique challenges midwifery graduates face as they move into practice. It identifies the similarities and differences in midwifery education, regulation, and clinical practice faced by graduate midwives in all continents, examining the various support systems available for graduate midwives in many countries, and identifying the common strategies (formal and informal) and approaches that have proved to be effective in supporting midwifery graduates.
The book volume brings together the experiences of new midwives starting out in registered practice, to share the challenges and triumphs during their transition to confident practitioners.  
It identifies, explains and details both established and innovative new mechanisms in place to support new midwives in each country, and examines the effects the experiences of transitioning to practice may have on future professional practice, resilience and sustainability. Lack of support during the new-graduate transition to practice has been associated with early attrition from the midwifery profession.  Stress, disillusion, and horizontal violence have been identified as factors that influence midwifery attrition rates. Exploration of the various support mechanisms currently available in different countries may stimulate the sharing of best practices in providing new midwives with transition to practice programmes and generate further research.
Each chapter is harmonized to facilitate the comparison between countries, and the maternity services context is explained using each country?s specific legislation, regulation and registration of midwives. The preparation of midwifery students for qualified practice is outlined to explain how midwifery students are trained and socialized into the profession, mentored in their placements and then transitioned to registered midwife status. 
This book appeals to midwives, managers, educators, and newly graduated interested in international midwifery practice.

Introduction

Chapter 1. Australia

Michelle Gray, Allison Cummins

Context of Midwifery Practice in Australia

Preparation for Clinical Practice/Midwifery Education; BMid, Post graduate programs, dual degree

Registration and Regulation of New Midwives

Traditional new graduate program              

Mentorship and support: benefits, challenges, innovations, exemplars 

Current Research: highlight recent or ongoing research regarding the transition to clinical practice that is unique to Australia

Recommendations for the implementation of innovations to support new graduates  into COC models

The lived experience of newly qualified midwives in their first year as registrants


Chapter 2 . Belgium

Genevieve Castiaux 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife – discussing what support systems exist (if any), what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

Reflective experiences  by new midwives in their first year of practise


Chapter 3. Brazil

Dulce Maria Rosa and Edemilson 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife 

– discussing what support systems exist (if any),what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

A reflective experience written by a new midwife in their first year of practise.

The lived experience of newly qualified midwives in their first year as registrants


Chapter 4. Canada

Christine Sandor, Beth Murray-Davis bmurray@mcmaster.ca

Context of midwifery practice and education in Ontario, Canada

•         Overview of scope of practice, models of practice , funding and remuneration

•         Midwifery education in Canada 

Registration and Regulation of New Midwives

Mentorship, Supervision and Support for New Midwives

New Midwives process of learning, transitioning and identifying


Chapter 5.  Ethiopia

Annette Bennett 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife – discussing what support systems exist (if any), what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

Reflective experience by new midwives in their first year of practice


Chapter 6. Germany

Marina Weckend 


Chapter 7. Hong Kong

Hau wai Lei 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife – discussing what support systems exist (if any), what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

Reflective experience  by new midwives in their first year of practise


Chapter 8 . Iran/Teheran

Anahita Esbati 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife – discussing what support systems exist (if any), what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

Reflective experience by new midwives in their first year of practise


Chapter 9. Jamaica

Cynthia Pearl Pitter 

The legislation related to regulation of midwifery in your country

A brief outline of the education leading to registration as a midwife

The regulation related to initial and ongoing registration

The transition of new midwives after registration as  a midwife – discussing what support systems exist (if any), what  program involve (such as additional training of extended skills and/or mentorship from an experienced midwife)

The lived experience of newly qualified midwives in their first year as registrants


Chapter 10. New Zealand

Jacqui Anderson, Lesley Dixon 

Context of midwifery  practice in New Zealand (employed/self-employed, place of work, autonomous practice)

Undergraduate Preparation for practice  (preparing for NZ context, standards of education theoretical and practice requirements)

Registration and regulation (HPCAA)

•         Frameworks for Midwifery Practice  (Professional standards, expectations, ethics, code of conduct)

•         The Midwifery First Year of Practice Programme ( supporting successful transition)

Mentoring and support (importance of relationships and networks)

Experiences of new graduate Midwives in New Zealand (feedback from new graduates in New Zealand)


Chapter 11. The Netherlands  

Liesbeth Kool and Esther Feijen-de Jong

Context of midwifery practice in The Netherlands (history of midwifery, place of birth, the birth of the clinical midwife, organisation of midwifery practice)

Preparation for clinical practice/midwifery education (midwifery education, competences of a midwife in the educational system, midwifery education at the AVAG)

Registration and regulation of new midwives

Mentorship and support: benefits, challenges, innovations, exemplars

Current research: highlight recent or ongoing research regarding the transition to clinical practice that is unique to that country

The lived experience of newly qualified midwives in their first year as registrants


Chapter 12. United Kingdom

Ellen Kitson Reynolds and Liz Cluett

The context of Midwifery Practice: National policy/England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales policy on supporting new graduate midwives onto practice

Preparation for Clinical Practice/Midwifery Education:  Changes to the university funding and the consequences to midwifery education

New graduate Midwives’ experiences of the current graduate programmes?  

Changes to include the introduction of associate professionals and the potential impact on the newly qualified midwife

The changing landscape in view of the Morecambe bay review, changes to legislation, and Francis reports

Preceptorship and developing competence/extended roles

Developing a career plan

The lived experience of newly qualified midwives in their first year as registrants

Provides common strategies and approaches proved to be effective in supporting new midwives’ transition to qualified status

Identifies midwifery frameworks in many countries and develops the first international understanding of framework similarities and differences 

Examines the impact of national agendas on individuals

Offers a humanistic view with personal stories collected from research studies