Empowered Midwifery Practice - HEA00020H
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- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Rachel Lavelle
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: H
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
Module will run
||Autumn Term 2019-20
- Develop the knowledge and skills for competent midwifery practice to enable students to assess, plan and evaluate care in a way that takes account of political, professional and organisational issues.
- Introduce concepts of leadership and management styles that inform contemporary midwifery care.
- To build on and foster the principles of reflection and lifelong learning to develop midwives who can provide holistic midwifery care for women with diverse needs in a range of settings.
Module learning outcomes
This module will enable the student to:
- Critically analyse and evaluate the provision of woman centred midwifery care taking account of political, professional and organisational issues.
- Critically analyse processes that exist to improve and maintain high quality maternity care.
- Critically reflect upon their own developmental needs in relation to the provision of high quality midwifery care.
- Develop a critical understanding of theories of leadership, decision making and management in relation to maternity care.
- Debate the challenges of implementing and evaluating change in clinical practice.
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Special assessment rules
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Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
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- Cameron, E. and Green, M. (2012). Making sense of change management: a complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organizational change. London: Kogan Page.
- Downe, S. (2011). Essential midwifery practice: leadership, expertise and collaborative working. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Finkelman, A.W. (2011). Leadership and management for nurses: core competencies for quality care. Boston: Pearson.
- Hayes, J. (2014). The theory and practice of change management. 4th edn. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hughes, M. (2010). Managing Change: A critical perspective. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
- NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (2010 online). The Handbook of Quality and Service Improvement Tools. Coventry
- RCM (online). Innovation and Improvement in Maternity Services
- Symon, A. (2006). Risk and choice in maternity care. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
- Thompson, C. (2009). Essential decision making and clinical judgement for nurses. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
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