Development of web-based support for clinical supervisors of midwifery students
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Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Margareta Persson   

Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A194
Clinical supervisors are expected to help and support midwifery students to develop needed skills and reflect on their progress and achievements and on provided care. But not all midwives working in clinical work are used to supervise students or have the required continued education to supervise midwifery students. At the same time, there is a lack of midwives and clinical supervisors; hence the need to explore if there are other ways to support clinical midwives in their supervision of midwifery students.

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We have developed web-based support for midwives supervising students in clinical practice with, for example, information about the expected outcomes of the clinical practice, what to prepare before supervising a student, and the assessment of the student’s skills. Furthermore, it covers what to do when students do not fulfil the requirements for their clinical practice.

We would like to present and demonstrate the web-based ort, our experiences of using it, and its implementation in clinical practice at the conference.

Web-based support can be an aid and a cost-effective way to support clinical supervisors, especially those who are inexperienced or seldom supervise midwifery students. Furthermore, this support may improve the teaching situations for midwifery students.

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