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Involvement in midwifery education: experiences from a service user and carer partnership.

Warren, A., Hughes, M., Fry, J. and Cescutti-Butler, L., 2017. Involvement in midwifery education: experiences from a service user and carer partnership. British Journal of Midwifery, 25 (8), 524-530.

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DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2017.25.8.524


This article provides a critical reflection on the experiences of the Bournemouth University Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) partnership in developing approaches to involving service users and user groups within midwifery programmes of education; an NMC requirement since 2009. Specific models and activities are explored, including using social media to consult with expectant and new parents; organising direct conversations between women, their families, academics and students to explore experiences such as grief and loss and the use of support networks during pregnancy; and developing digital resources to create real, in depth and meaningful case studies. Three key benefits to having meaningful and well supported involvement are identified: emotional impact and the opportunity to develop insight and resilience; knowledge impact and the opportunity to better understand the application of theory; and practical impact, which can lead to tangible changes to students’ subsequent practice.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in the British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Uncontrolled Keywords:involvement; education; case studies; lived experience; service user
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31319
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Oct 2018 12:50
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:13


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