Title e-magazine twinning up North Degree of recognition International Media type Other Country/Territory Netherlands Date 16/11/2020 Description The current curriculum for midwifery contains all the elements needed to enable someone to have knowledge on midwifery, but one thing that can be enhanced is- leadership skills. A new education module can be the first step in a domino effect that will increase the midwives‘ leadership skills and influence. It will empower women and their families, and promote normality in childbirth.
The first step of this project was conducting a qualitative research in the Netherlands and Iceland to find out what they felt was missing from the midwifery curriculum. Based on the findings of this research, the team developed a new educational midwifery module on enhancing leadership on promoting normal birth. This new education module was tested in both countries on a pilot basis to see how it works. Changes and adjustments were being made in this module continuously for its perfection. Currently, the midwifery schools who were involved are in the process of implementing the whole module or a part of the module where it fits best in their pre-existing curriculum.
URL https://midwives4mothers.nl/twinning-up-north/ Persons Elke Tichelman
- curriculum development
- educational innovation