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dc.contributor.authorClements, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-08T01:15:44Z
dc.date.available2017-12-08T01:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-08T05:08:14Z
dc.identifier.issn21565287en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1891/2156-5287.3.1.3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55356
dc.description.abstractAIM: This article describes how newly qualified midwives experienced their rotation into birth suite and a continuity of midwifery care model. The findings are part of a larger study that aimed to describe graduate midwives' expectations and experiences of their transition to practice. BACKGROUND: Knowledge and understanding of how midwives make the transition from student to registered midwife remain limited. However, the literature suggests that this time is a critical period for a new graduate. Although transition support programs for midwives exist in New South Wales, Australia, there appears to be an ad hoc approach to their design, implementation, and effectiveness. METHOD: A descriptive qualitative approach to elicit the experiences of 38 newly qualified Australian midwives. Telephone interviews and focus groups were used to collect the data. Content analysis was used to analyze the data set. FINDINGS: The birthing environment was identified as the clinical area, which elicited the greatest level of apprehension for the midwives, whereas those with the opportunity to rotate into a midwifery continuity of care model rated the experience positively. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study suggest that the newly graduated midwives felt a sense of social and professional belonging to the midwifery continuity of care models in which they worked.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Childbirthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMidwiferyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111006en_US
dc.titleContinuity of Care: Supporting new graduates to grow into confident practitionersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Springer Publishing Company. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorFenwick, Jennifer H.


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