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dc.contributor.authorLake, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcInnes, Rhonaen_UK
dc.description.abstractChanges in maternity services and the role of the midwife mean that the midwife must provide flexible, evidence-based, woman-centred care. As the lead professional, the midwife must use a high level of professional judgement, clinical reasoning and decision-making to enable choice while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of mother and infant. Delayed development of these cognitive skills is suggested by the continuing theory-practice gap, suboptimal practice and students requiring to conform to non-evidence-based practice. The purpose of this research was to explore midwifery students' understanding and experience of the development of cognitive skills. The research employed analysis of undergraduate midwifery programme documentation and a focus group discussion with student midwives from second and third year of the programme. Document analysis and thematic analysis of the interview data indicated a lack of emphasis on cognitive skill development and a sense that these skills improve naturally through exposure to clinical practice. The findings suggest a need to change our approach to learning in clinical practice and to conduct further research to improve understanding of mechanisms to support the development of cognitive skills.en_UK
dc.relationLake S & McInnes R (2012) Exploring cognitive skill development in midwifery education. Nurse Education in Practice, 12 (5), pp. 264-268.
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dc.subjectMidwifery educationen_UK
dc.subjectCognitive skillsen_UK
dc.subjectClinical learningen_UK
dc.titleExploring cognitive skill development in midwifery educationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleNurse Education in Practiceen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Livilands, Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLake, Suzanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcInnes, Rhona|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameLake McInnes 2012.pdfen_UK
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