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Invited Speaker: Anna Byrom
Facilitator: Jane Houston
In this presentation, Anna will share insights in to supporting and sustaining relational Midwifery Continuity of Carer by centring learning around individual childbearing women, people and their families. The session will discuss the new NMC Standards of Proficiency for Midwifery (2019) and will offer examples from education and practice. Consideration of the research aims, objectives and plans will be communicated with some guidance for developing toolkits for wider roll out and dissemination. This session will be useful for midwifery educators, students, midwives, managers, leaders and other researchers.
Speaker: Shona Shinwell
Facilitator: Aleema Noormohamed
Continuity of midwifery care models are a crucial feature of maternity care policy in the UK. Robust evaluation of such models is vital to ensure women are indeed receiving high-quality midwifery care. Our qualitative evaluation of women’s and midwives’ views of a home-based continuity of carer scheme in Scotland, grounded in the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework, comprised six focus groups and a one-to-one interview. Thematic analysis identified three principal themes: Organisation of care/Work culture; Information and support; Relationships. Sharing several sub-themes, these mutually co-dependent themes were crucial to the scheme’s success. The midwives’ enthusiasm for the scheme was reflected in the women’s very positive accounts of receiving tailored, sensitive and family-centred care. Midwives and women both valued the flexibility and autonomy they experienced. Women sharing their stories normalised homebirths. Providing insight into the co-dependent elements of this scheme’s success may benefit others when designing similar continuity care models.
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