Ms Nicole Hainsworth
School of Nursing and Midwifery
A highly focused passionate midwife and newly appointed Associate Lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
I value woman-centred individualised care and support the partnership between theory and practice. I believe learning to be lifelong and enhanced and sustained by a range of attributes, including intrinsic motivation, resilience, questioning and reflection.
These attributes have led me to recently (August 2020) commence my PhD on a fulltime basis.
I continue to teach undergraduate Bachelor of Midwifery students, having been employed with the UoN on a sessional basis since 2011.
On the weekends when time permits I work as a Clinical Midwifery Specialist, both due to my continued passion of midiwfery and to remain clinically current.
- Master of Health Science (Education), University of Sydney
- continuity of care
- undergraduate midwifery education
- woman-centred care
Fields of Research
|420403||Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health||100|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Associate Lecturer||University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Journal article (1 outputs)
Hainsworth N, Dowse E, Ebert L, Foureur M, ' Continuity of Care Experiences within pre-registration midwifery education programs: A scoping review', Women and Birth, (2020)
Background: Midwifery is based on the philosophy of woman-centred care. The continuity of care experience in pre-registration education programs exemplifies this philosophy. Wide ... [more]
Background: Midwifery is based on the philosophy of woman-centred care. The continuity of care experience in pre-registration education programs exemplifies this philosophy. Wide variation in how education providers implement ¿Continuity of Care Experiences¿ into their programs of study can challenge this valuable learning opportunity. Aim: To provide a comprehensive analysis of the governance and empirical evidence of knowledge, practice and enablers to support continuity of care experiences within pre-registration midwifery education. Method: A scoping review of research, policy and professional documents pertaining to the continuity of care experience in pre-registration education programs was conducted with 46 articles meeting the inclusion criteria. Findings: Several factors were identified that support the implementation, facilitation and evaluation of the continuity of care experience within pre-registration midwifery education. These include: a woman-centred model of maternity care; enabling midwifery students and women to develop ¿relational continuity¿; tripartite support models; optimising the sequencing of these experiences within the program and, woman-led evaluations of student performance. There was little consensus regarding the pedagogical intent and, therefore, an inability to clearly define and measure the learning outcomes of the continuity of care experience. Conclusion: In countries where the predominant model of maternity care is fragmented and not woman-centred, further research is required to understand the pedagogical intent of the continuity of care experience.