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Clinicians in the classroom: the matron

Power, A. and Briody, P. (2016) Clinicians in the classroom: the matron. British Journal of Midwifery. 24(6) 0969-4900.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: The role of matron was introduced to give senior midwives and nurses the authority to get the basics right. Midwifery matrons’ responsibilities include providing professional leadership; ensuring that care provided on wards, in antenatal clinics and the delivery suite is high-quality and woman-centred; and handling any complaints that arise. Given the nature of this demanding role, matrons are not able to commit to facilitating student learning in the hospital environment; however, at the University of Northampton, pre-registration midwifery students in the third year of their programme have the privilege of attending sessions with a matron. Paula Briody, matron for intrapartum care at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, facilitates two sessions which give students the opportunity to learn about this key role in midwifery.
Creators: Power, Alison and Briody, Paula
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Date: 2 June 2016
Date Type: Published Online
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Volume: 24
Number: 6
Language: English
ISSN: 0969-4900
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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