The aim of this study is to compare the perceptions of Western Australian midwives in the rural and urban settings regarding their competence, confidence and continuing competence in specific skills related to the safe delivery of maternity care. Access to premium education for WA rural midwives who are generalist nurse-midwives may be difficult due to barriers involving distance, cost and time. This study explores if midwifery skills can be maintained in geographically isolated areas with low birth numbers and limited resources.
|Award date||27 May 2011|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2011|