Midwives : preparation and practice : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Arts in Nursing at Massey University
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The focus of this study is centred upon the perceptions, training and experiences of midwives. A sample of recently qualified midwives was externally selected and interviewed to provide data for a descriptive study. The initial results indicated the following needs for midwives: flexible training requirements, realisation of their prior nursing experiences, continuing professional educational needs, expansion of practical experiences to contribute to the development of a growing autonomous midwifery practice. A beginning model for midwifery practice which is offered to help clarify and integrate aspects of complex and varied issues was developed out of the midwives' perceptions of their education and employment experiences.
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Midwives, Training of, New Zealand