ERIC Number: ED398404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of the Changing Educational Needs of Midwives in Developing New Dimensions of Care in a Variety of Settings and the Development of an Educational Package To Meet These Needs.
Pope, Rosemary; And Others
The changing educational needs of midwives in England were assessed, and an open learning package for midwives was developed based on the findings. Data were collected from the following: questionnaires mailed to 1,100 registered midwives (70% response rate), all 205 coordinating supervisors of midwives in England (83% response rate); 1 randomly selected consultant obstetrician from each of England's 205 maternity units (58% response rate); one obstetric registrar from each of England's 196 maternity units employing obstetric registrars (46% response rate); national random sample of 250 general practitioners (65% response rate); case studies of 2 midwifery units across England and focus group interviews with midwives and managers at the units; interviews with a geographically and socially representative sample of 115 mothers served by midwifery clinics, and interviews with representatives of six national organizations involved in developing the nation's maternity service. The study findings were synthesized into an open learning package containing four units on relationships in practice and four on the context of midwifery care. Appended is an overview of the open learning package unit contents and a list of individuals involved in developing the open learning package. (The report includes 106 tables/figures and 215 references). (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Obstetrics, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Work Attitudes
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Publications Dept., Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0HA, England, United Kingdom (12.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)