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Healers and Midwives Accused of Witchcraft (1563-1736) - What Secondary Analysis of the Scottish Survey of Witchcraft Can Contribute to the Teaching of Nursing and Midwifery History (2023)
Journal Article
Ring, N., McHugh, N. M., Reed, B. B., Davidson-Welch, R., & Dodd, L. S. (2024). Healers and Midwives Accused of Witchcraft (1563-1736) - What Secondary Analysis of the Scottish Survey of Witchcraft Can Contribute to the Teaching of Nursing and Midwifery History. Nurse Education Today, 133, Article 106026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2023.106026

Background: Nearly 4000 people were accused of witchcraft in Scotland between 1563-1736. Some of these were healers, midwives, and nurses. Objective: To investigate Scotland’s folk-healers and midwives accused of witchcraft and review their work fr... Read More about Healers and Midwives Accused of Witchcraft (1563-1736) - What Secondary Analysis of the Scottish Survey of Witchcraft Can Contribute to the Teaching of Nursing and Midwifery History.

Feminist Activist Ethnography and the Development of Midwifery Identity in Student Midwives (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McHugh, N., & Mcluckie, C. (2018, September). Feminist Activist Ethnography and the Development of Midwifery Identity in Student Midwives. Paper presented at Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK, Oxford

We have used feminist activist ethnography as a framework for student midwives to explore women's birth narratives and identify issues that arise in contemporary childbirth in Scotland. By positioning women at the heart of the students experiences... Read More about Feminist Activist Ethnography and the Development of Midwifery Identity in Student Midwives.

The BPG Survey: Fear (2018)
Book Chapter
Mander, R., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., Patterson, J., & Edwards, N. (2018). The BPG Survey: Fear. In N. Edwards, R. Mander, & J. Murphy-Lawless (Eds.), Untangling the Maternity Crisis (31-38). Abingdon: Routledge

Mander, R and the Birth Project Group In: Edwards, N.; Mander, R. & Murphy-Lawless, J. (Eds.)

Floors, ceilings and cellars: Midwives, the NMC and 'the code' (2018)
Book Chapter
Mander, R., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., Patterson, J., & Edwards, N. (2018). Floors, ceilings and cellars: Midwives, the NMC and 'the code'. In N. Edwards, R. Mander, & J. Murphy-Lawless (Eds.), Untangling the Maternity Crisis (40-48). Routledge

Coded rhetoric: The reality of midwifery practice (2016)
Journal Article
Group, B. P., Mander, R., & McHugh, N. (2016). Coded rhetoric: The reality of midwifery practice. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(5), 344-352. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.5.344

In the light of certain failings in NHS provision of care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC, 2015) Code requires staff to engage more effectively with patients and service users. An online survey was undertaken by the Birth Project Group to a... Read More about Coded rhetoric: The reality of midwifery practice.

Are Staffing Shortages Changing the Culture of Midwifery? (2016)
Journal Article
Edwards, N., Gilbert, A., Mander, R., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., & Patterson, J. (2016). Are Staffing Shortages Changing the Culture of Midwifery?. Practising Midwife, 19(3), 12-16

The effects of budgetary changes on midwives' practice environment have raised concerns in many settings. A survey of midwives and student midwives in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2014 produced 280 responses. Staffing shortages were regarded as... Read More about Are Staffing Shortages Changing the Culture of Midwifery?.

Fear Amongst Midwives (2015)
Journal Article
McHugh, N., & Birth Project Group. (2015). Fear Amongst Midwives. RcM Midwives, 18(3), 60-62

The Road you Travel stays all Uphill: Autoethnographic Perspectives of a Midwifery Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McHugh, N. (2014, February). The Road you Travel stays all Uphill: Autoethnographic Perspectives of a Midwifery Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives. Paper presented at Third Annual “Doing Autoethnography” Conference, San Angelo State University, Texas, US

I am a midwife with over twenty years of midwifery experience. I currently work as a lecturer in midwifery at Edinburgh Napier University and also as a supervisor of midwives in the National Health Service (NHS). I have worked as an employed midwife... Read More about The Road you Travel stays all Uphill: Autoethnographic Perspectives of a Midwifery Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives.

The Independent and Non NHS Midwife (2014)
Book Chapter
McHugh, N. (2014). The Independent and Non NHS Midwife. In R. Mander, & V. Fleming (Eds.), Becoming a Midwife (2nd Edition), (119-129). Routledge

An insight into self employed midwifery practice.

The politics of maternity. (2014)
Journal Article
Mander, R., Edwards, N., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., & Patterson, J. (2014). The politics of maternity. Practising Midwife, 17, 21-23

Changes in the culture of health care require that, to be effective, midwifery practice should become more woman-centred. This may be facilitated by adopting a stronger community orientation. In this way the hegemony of maternity care may be addresse... Read More about The politics of maternity..

A Tale of Two Supervisors. (2013)
Journal Article
McHugh, N., Edwards, N., & Leap, N. (2013). A Tale of Two Supervisors. Essentially MIDIRS, 4, 40-45

Pandora's Box: how to humanise educational technology to ensure an emotionally fluent midwifery programme - recognising the issues (2013)
Journal Article
McLuckie, C., & McHugh, N. (2013). Pandora's Box: how to humanise educational technology to ensure an emotionally fluent midwifery programme - recognising the issues. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 23, 423-427

This article will focus on the challenge of providing an emotionally vibrant midwifery curriculum for our three year undergraduate programme. We plan to achieve this through the creative use of e-learning opportunities and face-to-face workshops,... Read More about Pandora's Box: how to humanise educational technology to ensure an emotionally fluent midwifery programme - recognising the issues.

A Tale of Two Supervisors. (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McHugh, N., Edwards, N., & Leap, N. (2012). A Tale of Two Supervisors

Waterbirth: Mother Midwife Perspectives. (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McHugh, N. (2011, May). Waterbirth: Mother Midwife Perspectives. Presented at Working With Water, University of Galway, the Republic of Ireland

An presentation of key issues around waterbirth

The Independent Midwife. (2009)
Book Chapter
McHugh, N. (2008). The Independent Midwife. In R. Mander, & V. Fleming (Eds.), Becoming a Midwife, 154-166. Routledge

An account of independent midwifery practice