For midwifery practitioners, the concept of excellence is central to the ethos of quality midwifery care (DH 2009, NMC 2009) and although midwives are being asked to aspire to ‘a standard of excellence’ (DH 2009), the meaning of ‘excellence’ for both women and midwifery practitioners has not been defined. The focus of this study is to understand excellence at a personal level, what makes some midwives ‘stand out’ and what it means to ‘be’ an excellent midwife, from the service users perspective.
|Date of Award||Aug 2011|
|Supervisor||Kay Aranda (Supervisor) & Valerie Hall (Supervisor)|
The moral compass: women’s experiences of excellent midwives
Bell, C. A. (Author). Aug 2011
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis