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A review of the literature to inform a best-practice clinical supervision model for midwifery students in Australia

McKellar, Lois; Graham, Kristen


Kristen Graham


Effective clinical supervision in midwifery programs leading to registration is essential to ensure that students can provide safe and competent woman centred care by the completion of their program. A number of different clinical supervision models exist in Australia and internationally, with varying levels of support and facilitation of student learning opportunities. In Australia, midwifery students must achieve specified learning outcomes and midwifery practice requirements to be eligible to register as a midwife. Identifying a best practice clinical supervision model for Australian midwifery students is therefore a priority for all key stakeholders, particularly education and maternity care providers. The aim of this literature review was to explore different types of clinical supervision models in order to develop and implement a best practice model in midwifery education programs.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 10, 2016
Online Publication Date May 12, 2016
Publication Date 2017-05
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2022
Journal Nurse Education in Practice
Print ISSN 1471-5953
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Pages 92-98
Keywords Undergraduate midwifery education, Clinical placement, Supervision models, Clinical supervision, Preceptorship and mentorship
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