Did you know, in 2020 Griffith’s School of Nursing and Midwifery was ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world on the Shanghai Global Rankings of Academic Subjects? Our national and international reputation continues to grow.
So today, 5 May 2021, we celebrate International Day of the Midwife (IDM). Midwives are essential health professionals who provide support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. The theme for this year’s IDM is ‘Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives’, which encourages increased advocacy for quality midwifery and coincides with the release of the 2021 State of the World’s Midwifery Report.
The Library acknowledges the valuable service that midwives provide as well as the essential knowledge and research being shared within the discipline of midwifery. Investing in midwives ensures safer and more effective experiences surrounding pregnancy, labour and newborn care.
If you’re looking to participate in IDM, there’s no better way than to dive into the research and discussions currently occurring in the discipline. Here are a couple resources to help you get started:
- Virtual International Day of the Midwife is a free online conference held over 24 hours, which offers webinars on an extensive range of topics.
- Griffith Research Online (GRO) provides open access to research by Griffith-affiliated authors. GRO features almost 3,000 papers and other resources on midwifery, such as:
- Prepared and motivated to work in midwifery continuity of care? A descriptive analysis of midwifery students’ perspectives
- How a perineal care bundle impacts midwifery practice in Australian maternity hospitals: A critical, reflexive thematic analysis
- The influence of yarning circles: A cultural safety professional development program for midwives
Are you studying, or considering a degree in, midwifery? The Library has plenty of resources to support your studies:
- Nursing and midwifery Library guide provides a discipline-specific collection of key resources including journal articles, databases and statistics.
- Reading lists facilitate easy access to required and recommended readings for your courses.
- Full text tools such as LibKey Nomad, Google Scholar and BrowZine will broaden your online access to full text resources.
For more information about Library resources and services, contact the Library.