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Starting Life as a Midwife: An international review of transition from student to practitioner

Starting Life as a Midwife: An international review of transition from student to practitioner
Starting Life as a Midwife: An international review of transition from student to practitioner
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.
Spring Publishing
Gray, Michelle
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Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen
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Gray, Michelle
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Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen
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Gray, Michelle, Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen and Cummins, Allison (eds.) (2019) Starting Life as a Midwife: An international review of transition from student to practitioner , Spring Publishing, 200pp.

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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.

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Published date: 17 January 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 425390
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425390
PURE UUID: 5ba6476a-8672-4663-83d2-9976a55b7b21
ORCID for Ellen Kitson-Reynolds: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8099-883X

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:43

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Editor: Michelle Gray
Editor: Allison Cummins

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