The self reported confidence of newly graduated midwives before and after their first year of practice in Sydney, Australia

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Deborah en_US
dc.contributor.author Foureur, Maralyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Clements, Vanessa en_US
dc.contributor.author Brodie, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author Herbison, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011006089 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Davis Deborah et al. 2012, 'The self reported confidence of newly graduated midwives before and after their first year of practice in Sydney, Australia', Elsevier Australia, vol. 25, pp. e1-e10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1871-5192 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18475
dc.description.abstract Graduates from a new, 3-year Bachelor of Midwifery program joined those educated through the 1 year, postgraduate route (for those already qualified as nurses) for the first time in New South Wales (NSW) Australia in 2007. Many hospitals offer transition support programs for new graduates during their first year of practice though there is little evidence available to inform these programs. To establish the new midwife's confidence in working to the 14 National Competency Standards for the Midwife 1 and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Definition of a Midwife and to explore whether the new midwife's confidence changed over the new graduate year. In particular the study set out to determine whether there were any differences in the confidence of new graduates from undergraduate or postgraduate programs. Pre and post survey with comparisons longitudinally and within undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts. Three Area Health Services in Sydney and surrounding areas, Australia. A convenience sample of all new graduate midwives employed in the three Area Health Services in the early months of 2008. New graduate midwives rated their level of confidence (1-10) in working to the 14 National Competency Standards for the Midwife and the ICM Definition of a Midwife during their first weeks of employment and after the completion of their first year of practice. Midwives prepared through the undergraduate and postgraduate routes commenced their first year of practice with similar levels of confidence. The confidence of these midwives increased modestly over the first year of practice. Those from postgraduate programs were significantly more confident than those from undergraduate programs on four competencies after the first year of practice. Participant's self reported confidence in working to the ICM Definition of a Midwife was low. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Australia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2011.03.005 en_US
dc.title The self reported confidence of newly graduated midwives before and after their first year of practice in Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.parent Women and Birth en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage e1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage e10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 101828 en_US
dc.personcode 998369 en_US
dc.personcode 10660191 en_US
dc.personcode 995181 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063064 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Midwifery; Health services; Workforce; Confidence en_US


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