Journal article

A cross sectional study of midwifery students' experiences of COVID-19: Uncertainty and expendability

Lesley Kuliukas, Yvonne Hauck, Linda Sweet, Vidanka Vasilevski, Caroline Homer, Karen Wynter, Alyce Wilson, Rebecca Szabo, Zoe Bradfield

NURSE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The impact of COVID-19 on midwifery students is anticipated to be multi-faceted. Our aim was to explore Australian midwifery students' experiences of providing maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a cross-sectional study 147 students were recruited through social media. Data were collected through an online survey and semi-structured interviews. Surveys were analysed using descriptive statistics; interviews and open text responses were interpreted through qualitative analysis. Findings revealed students found communication from hospitals and universities to be confusing, inconsistent and they relied on mass media and each other to remain updated. Moving to online learning and bein..

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