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The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements

This is an excellent resource for anyone considering or currently undergoing midwifery training. It provides a realistic and honest view of the challenges faced by midwifery students, along with practical advice and tips for making the most of clinical placements.

It addresses the gap between theory and practice that students will inevitably encounter, explains the structure of maternity care provision and the roles of those who make up the larger multidisciplinary team.

An overview of the basic principles of high and low-risk care is given, plus tips for choosing elective placements and applying for jobs once qualified.

The authors explanation of the assessment process that midwifery students must undergo is particularly useful, and the texts clear writing style with beautiful student reflections throughout is a refreshing contrast to the woolly language that midwifery theory is so often written in.

Experienced midwives should find this book an interesting read and useful in their role as mentors. Although aspects of the book are relevant to nursing, it is specific in its midwifery focus, and nursing students will probably find other resources more suited to their needs.

It addresses the gap between theory and practice that students will inevitably encounter, explains the structure of maternity care provision and the roles of those who make up the larger multidisciplinary team.

An overview of the basic principles of high and low-risk care is given, plus tips for choosing elective placements and applying for jobs once qualified.

The author’s explanation of the assessment process that midwifery students must undergo is particularly useful, and the text’s clear writing style – with beautiful student reflections throughout – is a refreshing contrast to the woolly language that midwifery theory is so often written in.

Experienced midwives should find this book an interesting read and useful in their role as mentors. Although aspects of the book are relevant to nursing, it is specific in its midwifery focus, and nursing students will probably find other resources more suited to their needs.

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