Mona T. Lydon-Rochelle, CNM, PhD, MPH, is affiliated with the Department of Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing and Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
A Systematic Approach for Midwifery Students: How to Consider Evidence-Based Research Findings
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2003 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 273–277, July-August 2003
How to Cite
Lydon-Rochelle, M. T., Hodnett, E., Renfrew, M. J. and Lumley, J. (2003), A Systematic Approach for Midwifery Students: How to Consider Evidence-Based Research Findings. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 48: 273–277. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(03)00089-8
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- evidenced-based medicine;
- educational models
The midwifery profession is increasingly applying the results of evidence-based research findings. Several researchers were asked if they would answer questions regarding the essential research skills necessary for midwives, the relevance of applying valid evidence to practice, and concerns regarding evidence-based practice overall. The objectives were to share expert researchers' responses that could be used by educators to help introductory midwifery students understand the importance of developing skills in assessing “the best evidence” and to stimulate interactive discussion in the classroom. Consideration of the expert opinions stimulated student thinking on the relation of evidence-based findings to practice in an exciting approach characterized by inquiry and debate, which got favorable responses and evaluations from the students.