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Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century by Ian Peate, Cathy Hamilton

By Ian Peate, Cathy Hamilton

The NMC have produced criteria of skillability for pre registration midwifery schooling and people criteria were written in an “academic” language, for better schooling associations. each one pupil sooner than being admitted to the occupation should have accomplished the proficiencies said within the NMC publication.The function of this booklet is to supply scholars with fabric regarding the criteria of midwifery schooling. the scholars can be in a position to use the contents of this article and relate it to their very own licensed programme of midwifery research, as their programme of analysis may have needed to agree to NMC’s specifications. it's going to aid scholar midwives take pleasure in how their very own programmes were designed, and why they're required to review and comprehend many of the matters they're, or may be learning.

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Women are entitled to time off work for antenatal visits, but this may be difficult if she has a job with inflexible hours. She could be self-employed so that time off will impact on her business and hence her income. It is important not to pigeonhole women and have an awareness of the great diversity that people have, taking care not to stereotype a woman due to the job that she may do. Note any hostility. If this is the first time you have met the woman she may not wish to divulge information straight away.

It is important not to pigeonhole women and have an awareness of the great diversity that people have, taking care not to stereotype a woman due to the job that she may do. Note any hostility. If this is the first time you have met the woman she may not wish to divulge information straight away. Remember that we are all part of a large multidisciplinary team and liaison with other team members such as health visitors and GPs may be needed if you require further information. It is important not to stigmatise or be judgemental by gaining self-awareness and being sure that the care given is not influenced by personal prejudices.

In discussing the frequency of antenatal visits, Frye (1998) suggests that reducing the number of visits a woman receives because she is healthy is illogical as midwifery should be about promoting normality. Therefore, if a woman is well and healthy, she still requires her midwife to visit. Record-keeping NMC (2002) standards on record-keeping and information-sharing (including confidentiality) point out that the midwife will be judged 38 Becoming a Midwife In The 21st Century (amongst other things) on the standards of her record-keeping.

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