This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision-making. It shows why these important skills are essential both to succeed at university and beyond into practice.

Understanding and using Concepts and Principles Values and Midwifery

Understanding and using Concepts and Principles Values and Midwifery

Understanding and using concepts and principles values and midwifery

This chapter will help you to meet the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, 2008) requirement that students studying at Level 4 are able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with their area(s) of study and an ability to evaluate and interpret these within the context of that area of study.

NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Professional and ethical practice

Practise in a way which respects, promotes and supports individuals’ rights, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures.

Maintain confidentiality of information.

Chapter Aims

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • understand concept and principle as academic terms;
  • identify significant concepts used in ...
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