Speaker: Qorinah Estingingtyas Sakilah Adnani
Facilitator: Cindy Nelly
Recording: Available HERE
Although Indonesia has produced a large number of midwives, the maternal and infant mortality rates remain high. This oral presentation illuminates preliminary results of research into midwifery educators experiences on how midwifery education can be strengthened in Indonesia. A qualitative descriptive method was used. Data were collected from thirty-seven participants through purposeful and snowballing techniques including Indonesian midwives, midwifery educators, midwifery students, newly graduated midwives, and obstetricians. The participants were recruited from twelve different midwifery schools in eight cities which situated in six provinces in Indonesia. However, these preliminary findings present the data from seven midwifery educators. Thematic analysis was used to interpret the data from face-to-face in-depth interviews. The findings deepen our understanding into how to strengthening midwifery education in Indonesia. Implications for midwifery education include improving midwifery curriculum based competency. This highlight the challenges in the future year of midwifery education in Indonesia become bigger to deal with midwifery services as stated in the United Nations Millenium Summit 2016 called Sustainable Development Goals 2030.