Protecting the public: an investigation of midwives' perceptions of regulation and the regulator
Wier, J. 2017. Protecting the public: an investigation of midwives' perceptions of regulation and the regulator. Midwifery. 52, pp. 57-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.06.001
Findings: midwives were generally supportive of the need to regulate practice; however, some participants had an uneasy relationship with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and claimed to practice defensively, due to a fear that they could be removed from the register, and believed the regulator to be remote and punitive. For other participants concerns were raised about fitness to practice procedures, particularly in terms of decision making.
Key Conclusions: the participants felt that in order for midwifery regulation to be effective the regulator needs to have detailed knowledge and appreciation of the role of the midwife, and the needs of the pregnant woman.
|Keywords||midwives views, regulator, quality care|
|Journal citation||52, pp. 57-63|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.06.001|
|Online||06 Jun 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||16 Jun 2017|
|Accepted||02 Jun 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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