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Evaluating a new course in postnatal care

Mitchell, Mary; Doyle, Mary


Mary Mitchell

Mary Doyle


An innovative course has been developed and implemented to enable midwives to extend their role in the postnatal period. This is in response to the challenge for midwives to enhance their public health role. On completion of the course participants felt that they had developed practical strategies about where and how to improve the quality of postnatal care, up to and including the 6–week postnatal examination. This article reviews and evaluates this course and makes some suggestions for future developments for both education and practice.


Mitchell, M., & Doyle, M. (2002). Evaluating a new course in postnatal care. British Journal of Midwifery, 10(12), 746-750.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2002
Journal British Journal of Midwifery
Print ISSN 0969-4900
Publisher MA Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 12
Pages 746-750
Keywords midwives, postnatal care, education
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