Newborn and infant physical examination: motivating midwives after “training”

Bartholomew, Marcia (2018) Newborn and infant physical examination: motivating midwives after “training”. The Practising Midwife. ISSN 1461-3123

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Abstract

Increasingly, the call to incorporate the screening activities of Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) as part of the professional remit and the public health role of the midwife has been heeded; illustrated by an increase in the inclusion of the training in both pre-registration and post-registration courses. However, the underutilization of the skills attained upon completion of training remains evident. Issues that impact on perceptions of empowerment and autonomy in the role, may be contributors to the problem. Clear professional boundaries with a focus on low-risk newborns; an increase in the value placed on the extended role by both midwives and paediatricians; investment in resources that support continuous professional development could be an answer to the problem.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Midwifery
Depositing User: Marcia Bartholomew
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 13:32
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 15:01
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4841

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