Does preceptorship support newly qualified midwives to become confident practitioners?
AuthorsBlack, Sophie E.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractAim: The aim of this literature review is to analyse the literature in order to answer the research question of ‘does preceptorship for newly qualified midwives support them to become competent and confident practitioners?’ Methods: Using a systematic review process, literature was searched for and using an inclusion/exclusion criteria either eliminated or deemed appropriate to use. There were six pieces of relevant literature that met the inclusion criteria. Themes were derived from the chosen pieces of literature via thematic analysis and analysed. Results: The themes derived from the literature consisted of two main themes; a named lead for the preceptorship programme was beneficial and the time that midwives had to complete the programme was insufficient. Three sub-themes were also identified as important consisting of; feedback and reflection, supernumerary time and ability of the preceptor. Conclusion: There is an evident lack of primary research into newly qualified midwives, preceptorship and gaining competence and confidence. More primary research is needed to assess this notion. In addition, preceptors also need to be trained to ensure they have the right attributes to adequately support, teach and assess junior midwives.
CitationBlack, S. (2018). Does preceptorship support newly qualified midwives to become confident practitioners? British Journal of Midwifery, 26(12), 806-11.
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
DescriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Education, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.12.806.
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