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The mental health and wellbeing of midwifery students: An integrative review

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Jennifer Oates, Alice Topping, Teresa Arias, Penny Charles, Caroline Hunter, Kim Watts

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-89
Number of pages10
JournalMIDWIFERY
Volume72
Early online date14 Feb 2019
DOIs
Accepted/In press7 Feb 2019
E-pub ahead of print14 Feb 2019
Published1 May 2019

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Abstract

?There is growing concern about the mental wellbeing of both midwives and university students.?This integrative review presents a summary of the evidence on the state of midwifery students? mental health and wellbeing.?There is insufficient evidence to define the ?state of? midwifery student mental health, when compared to other students or healthcare professionals.?Qualitative studies on the midwifery student experience report that experiences in both the academic and clinical setting impinge on student wellbeing, including lack of support from mentors and bullying by qualified staff.?Future research should focus on interventions, longitudinal and cross-site comparisons.

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