What is it about?

A non NHS research project that aims to analyse the lived experiences of student midwives whilst on clinical placement. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the students perspectives and how the experiences affect their decision to join the professional register at the point of registration.

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Why is it important?

The high rate of attrition amongst Midwives has been well documented whereas the rate of attrition amongst student midwives has not.


A small study conducted as part of a BSc Midiwfery degree.

Mrs Maria McNeill
University of Southampton

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This page is a summary of: Student midwives' experiences of clinical placement and the decision to enter the professional register, British Journal of Midwifery, January 2024, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2024.32.1.14.
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