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Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives




SYNOPSIS

We aim to prepare practising midwives to competently fulfil the role of Supervisor of Midwives. This reflects the NMC (2004) Midwives Rules and Standards, the NMC (2006) Standards for the Preparation and Practice of Supervisor of Midwives and the statutory function of supervision within contemporary midwifery practice.

The midwife on completion of the programme will be able to:

- Critically analyse the role of the Supervisor of Midwives and the role of supervision in safeguarding the public
- Demonstrate clear insight into the role the Supervisor of Midwives has in appraising contemporary evidence that conceptualises childbirth as a normal event in a variety of settings
- Critically determine the role of the Supervisor of Midwives in facilitating partnerships with women, fostering a culture of respect for the right of all woman to make informed choices
- Examine theories of leadership in relation to personal development in order to promote leadership through supervision
- Achieve the professional competencies required to be recorded with the NMC and appointed by the LSA Midwifery Officer as a Supervisor of Midwives

The module will be delivered via lectures, seminars, practice-based learning, tutorials and self directed study over a 26 week period. Within the 26 weeks, students are allocated a mentor supervisor who will offer support and guidance in clinical practice in the achievement and assessment of the competencies. E-Learning and blackboard will be utilised as appropriate to support learning and teaching.

Clinical formative assessment involves preliminary, intermediate and final interviews with the mentor supervisor. A learning contract will facilitate this process.

Summative assessment is by an educational portfolio. The portfolio reflects the student's achievement in theory and practice supported by relevant evidence. The portfolio demonstrates the achievement of the module learning outcomes.

INDICATIVE READING LIST OR OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES


Baldwin, M.A. (2003) 'Patient advocacy: a concept analysis' Nursing Standard, 17 (21) p33-39

Braine, M.E. (2006) 'Clinical Governance: applying theory to practice' Nursing Standard, 20 (20) p56-57

Coggins, J. (2005) 'Strengthening midwifery leadership'. Midwives, Vol 8 (7) pp 310-113

Cooper, S. (2003) An evaluation of the Leading an Empowered Organisation. London: Royal College of Nursing Publishing Company Ltd.

Covey, S.R. (2003) 'Investing in People'. Nursing Standard, Vol 17 (24), pp 58-59

Creative Health Care Management & Centre for the Development of Healthcare Policy and Practice (2003) Leading an Empowered Organisation. University of Leeds.

Dalton, C.C. & Gottlieb, L.N. (2003) 'The concept of readiness to change' Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42 (2) p.108-117

Department of Health (2000) 'Organisation with a Memory. Report of an expert group on learning from adverse events in the NHS'. London: The Stationary Office.

Department of Health (2005) Improvement Leaders' Guide. NHS Modernisation Agency.http://www.institute.nhs.uk/building_capability/building_improvement_capability/improvement_leaders'_guides:_introduction.html

Department for Education & Skills (2004) Change for Children - Every Child Matters. National Service Framework for Children, Young People & Maternity Services. London: DH Publications.

Department of Health (2002) Shifting the Balance of Power. The Next Steps. London: The Stationary Office.

Dufty, J. (2005) 'Leadership, change and the health services; moral and ethical perspectives' MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, September Vol. 15 (3) p.409-416

Egan, G. (2002) The Skilled Helper: A Problem-management & Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping 7th edn. Brookes Cole Publishing: USA.

Goodwin, N. (2000) 'The National Leadership Centre and the NHS Plan'. British Journal of Health Care Management, 6 (9) pp339-401.

Johns, C. (2003) 'Clinical Supervision as a model for clinical leadership'. Journal of Nursing Management, 11, pp25-34

King, R. (2002) 'Leadership in the NHS: Leading at all levels'. Nursing Management, 8 (9) p26-27

Kirkham, M. (2003) 'A cycle of empowerment: the enabling culture of birth centres' The Practising Midwife, 6 (11) pp12-15

McDaid, C. Stewart-Moore, J. (2006) 'Supervision: how can the gap be bridged?'. Midwives, 9 (5) pp.180-183

Mead, M. & Kirby, J. (2006) 'An Evaluation of time spent by midwives on supervisory activities'. British Journal of Midwifery, 14 (2) pp 76-81

Nursing & Midwifery Council (2002) Preparation of Supervisor of Midwives Pack (pending revised publication) London: NMC

Nursing & Midwifery Council (2004a) Midwives Rules and Standards. London: NMC.

Nursing & Midwifery (2004b) The Code of Professional Conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics. London: NMC.

Nursing & Midwifery (2006) The NMC Standards for the Preparation and Practice of Supervisors of Midwives. London: NMC.

O'Loughlin, E. (2003) 'Critical incident analysis: informed consent and the use of vaginal examinations during labour'. Midwives, 6 (8) pp 352-357

Ralston, R. (2005) 'Transformational leadership: leading the way for midwives in the 21st century'. Midwives, 8 (1) p 34-37

Rayner, D. (2002) 'Developing leadership through action learning'. Nursing Standard, 16 (29), pp 37-39

Raynor, M. Marshall, J. Sullivan, A. (2005) Decision making in midwifery practice. Churchill Livingstone. London.

Thyer, G. (2003) 'Dare to be different; transformational leadership may hold the key to reducing nursing shortage' Journal of Nurse Management, 11 p 73-79

Tucker, C. (2003) ' Learn, grow and lead'. British Journal of Midwifery, 11 (6) pp352-3

Wickham, S. (Ed) (2003) Midwifery Best Practice 1. London: Books for Midwives.

Wickham, S. (Ed) (2004) Midwifery Best Practice 2. London: Books for Midwives.

Wickham, S. (Ed) (2005) Midwifery Best Practice 3. London: Books for Midwives.

http://www.nice.org.uk/

http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/

http://www.rcm.org.uk

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm


OUTLINE SYLLABUS

Theories, Roles & Responsibilities

The effectiveness of the role of the Supervisor of Midwives in protecting the public.

The statutory framework for supervision and the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Responsibilities and duties of the Supervisor of Midwives including:

- Meeting with supervisees at least annually and maintaining agreed records
- Ensuring midwives know their responsibilities regarding NMC registration, ITP notification and the requirement to comply with the NMC Midwives Rules and Standards and Code of Conduct
- Acting as a role model for midwives
- Being a resource for midwives to implement and support change
- Encouraging midwives to learn by critical analysis and evaluation of their practice

Legal and professional requirements of record keeping for midwifery practice

Autonomy & Accountability

Development and monitoring of standards and guidelines relating to supervision


The supervisor's role in the investigatory process including:

- Undertaking an investigation of any serious untoward incident concerning midwifery practice or of an individual midwife's alleged impairment to practise
- Preparing a supervisory report of the investigation's outcomes and recommendations and inform the LSAMO
- in cases where supervised practice is recommended, setting agreed learning objectives for the midwife, with a midwifery educationalist and monitor progress
- Supporting a midwife involved in the investigatory progress

Support midwives working with complex ethical, legal and professional issues.


Promoting Childbirth as a Normal Event

Promote the concept of childbirth as a normal, physiological event.

Deconstruction and construction of midwifery knowledge & skills.

Implications of Statutory supervision within the governance agenda and how this can promote childbirth as a normal event.

Effective use of evidence-based knowledge

Risk assessment of practice areas to indentify potential/actual risks, mitigation and management.


Working in Partnerships with Women

Partnership with women as users/carers to engage proactively with maternity services.

Advocacy and the right of all women to make informed choices

Supervisors of midwives contributing to ensure maternity service are responsive to the needs of women.

Promoting a culture which supports advocacy and empowerment of women in their right to make informed choices.


Leadership & Supervision of Midwives

Statutory supervision of midwives and leadership including:

- Promoting self-awareness
- A non-discriminatory, honest, open and fair approach
- Application of current theory and approaches to leadership
- Leadership in the workplace

Multidisciplinary team working that fosters mutual respect, regard and value for the perspectives and contributions of others.

Conflict management and negotiation.

Change management.

AIMS OF MODULE

We aim to prepare practising midwives to competently fulfil the role of Supervisor of Midwives. This reflects the NMC (2004) Midwives Rules and Standards, the NMC (2006) Standards for the Preparation and Practice of Supervisor of Midwives and the statutory function of supervision within contemporary midwifery practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The midwife on completion of the programme will be able to:

1. Critically analyse the role of the Supervisor of Midwives and the role of supervision in safeguarding the public.
2. Demonstrate clear insight into the role the Supervisor of Midwives has in appraising contemporary evidence that conceptualises childbirth as a normal event in a variety of settings.
3. Critically determine the role of the Supervisor of Midwives in facilitating partnerships with women, fostering a culture of respect for the right of all women to make informed choices.
4. Examine theories of leadership in relation to personal development in order to promote leadership through supervision.
5. Achieve the professional competencies required to be recorded with the NMC and be eligible to be appointed by the LSA Midwifery Officer as a Supervisor of Midwives.

PRE-REQUISITES

Evidence of sufficient previous study at level 6.

CO-REQUISITES

N/A

DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY

N/A

LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY

The module will be delivered via lectures, seminars, practice-based learning, tutorials and self directed study over a 26 week period. Within the 26 weeks, students are allocated a mentor supervisor who will offer support and guidance in clinical practice in the achievement and assessment of the competencies E-learning and blackboard will be utilised as appropriate to support learning and teaching.

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Theoretical formative assessment will take place through module delivery such as seminars, structured activities and tutorials.

Practice formative assessment involves preliminary, intermediate and final interviews with the mentor supervisor. A learning contract will facilitate this process.

Summative assessment is by an educational portfolio. The portfolio reflects the student's achievement in theory and practice supported by appropriate evidence that demonstrates the achievement of the module learning outcomes.

IMPLICATIONS FOR CHOICE

N/A