Empirical research by midwifery students and their supervisors has led to the development of a new educational model that has been described as a ‘journey towards lifelong competencies’. This new model emphasises the promotion of continuous competency growth in the workplace. The results demonstrate the valuable role critical reflection plays in professional conduct. Professional supervisors, however, struggle with providing valuable feedback. Hospital workloads combined with intensive patient care leave little time for discussing the information collected by students and determining how this information can be applied in practice. When making their assessments, a jury of experts should take student growth into consideration. Ultimately, this jury decides whether a starting professional is capable of providing safe patient care. From that point on, it is up to the health care organisation to facilitate lifelong learning.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||13 Mar 2015|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- health care