Cultivating awareness of sexual and gender diversity in a midwifery curriculum

Teresa Arias, Hannah Rayment-Jones, Bethan Greaves, Jess McArdle, Shawn Walker

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Abstract

Objective: To explore the perspectives of student midwives, midwifery educationalists and midwifery clinicians from and connected to one University in order to identify strategies to enhance awareness of sexual and gender diversity in a pre- registration midwifery curriculum. Design: A mixed method study including an online survey and a series of focus groups Setting: One University in London Participants: 47 survey respondents and 16 focus group participants Findings: Two Inductive themes were developed from the data analysis: Practising Open Mindedness and Cultivating Openness and four sub themes; Making Assumptions, Developing self- awareness, Challenge and Discomfort and Safe spaces. Participants proposed learning strategies that they thought would facilitate cultivating openness and open mindedness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103050
Number of pages7
JournalMIDWIFERY
Volume101
Issue number103050
Early online date23 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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