The personal and professional importance of post-registration postgraduate education

Walker, Louise and Spendlove, Zooey (2018) The personal and professional importance of post-registration postgraduate education. British Journal of Midwifery, 26 (2). pp. 120-124. ISSN 2052-4307

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The nature of both pre-registration and post-registration midwifery education has changed dramatically over the last two decades, being firmly established within academia and the higher education domain. Notwithstanding the changes to midwifery education, midwives' perceptions of post-registration education, and continual professional development in particular, are mixed. The terms professional training and post-registration education are used interchangeably despite representing different goals. This article will explore professional perceptions of the post-registration educational journey, the concept of further academic development for individual midwives through postgraduate study and how engagement of midwives in postgraduate study could benefit both individual midwives and the collective profession of midwifery.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright ©2018 MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Keywords: Midwifery education, Post-registration education, Postgraduate study, Continuing professional development, Professionalisation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:31

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