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Midwifery assessment of the perineum after childbirth: an exploration of competence and confidence

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This study aimed to explore midwives' experiences of perineal assessment and repair. In-depth interviews with 18 midwives generated three themes of confirming decision-making, justifying to self and others, and space for birth. We found perineal assessment and repair to be complex and embodied. We have named the learning system underpinning the journey to competence and confidence and recommend its incorporation into any student or preceptorship training model. This would move away from the d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
All4Maternity
Journal:
Practising Midwife More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
5
Pages:
27-31
Publication date:
2021-05-01
Acceptance date:
2021-04-07
EISSN:
2634-7407
ISSN:
1461-3123
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1184286
Local pid:
pubs:1184286
Deposit date:
2021-11-26

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