Developing a core competency model and educational framework for primary maternity services: A national consensus approach

Homer, Caroline S.E., Griffiths, Marnie, Brodie, Pat M., Kildea, Sue, Curtin, Austin M. and Ellwood, David A. (2012) Developing a core competency model and educational framework for primary maternity services: A national consensus approach. Women and Birth, 25 3: 122-127. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2011.07.149


Author Homer, Caroline S.E.
Griffiths, Marnie
Brodie, Pat M.
Kildea, Sue
Curtin, Austin M.
Ellwood, David A.
Title Developing a core competency model and educational framework for primary maternity services: A national consensus approach
Journal name Women and Birth   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1871-5192
1878-1799
Publication date 2012-09
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2011.07.149
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 122
End page 127
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: An appropriately educated and competent workforce is crucial to an effective health care system. The National Health Workforce Taskforce (now Health Workforce Australia) and the Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee funded a project to develop Core Competencies and Educational Framework for Primary Maternity Services in Australia. These competencies recognise the interdisciplinary nature of maternity care in Australia where care is provided by general practitioners, obstetricians and midwives as well as other professionals.

Participants: Key stakeholders from professional organisations and providers of services related to maternity care and consumers of services.

Methods: A national consensus approach was undertaken using consultation processes with a Steering Committee, a wider Reference Group and public consultation.

Findings: A national Core Competencies and Educational Framework for Primary Maternity Services in Australia was developed through an iterative process with a range of key stakeholders. There are a number of strategies that may assist in the integration of these into primary maternity service provider professional groups' education and practice.

Conclusions: The Core Competencies and Educational Framework are based on an interprofessional approach to learning and primary maternity service practice. They have sought to value professional expertise and stimulate awareness and respect for the roles of all primary maternity service providers. The competencies and framework described in this paper are now a critical component of Australian maternity services as they are included in actions in the newly released National Maternity Services Plan and thus have relevance for all providers of Australian maternity services 
Keyword Maternity services
Education
Midwifery
Competency
Obstetrics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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