Aim: To examine and refine the language/expression in the AMSAT to reflect contemporary professional practice as detailed in the Australian Midwife Standards of Practice 2018.
Methods: Phase 1) Key stakeholders (40 midwives across nine partnering universities) and approximately 30 attendees at a midwifery education conference discussed and debated the wording and content of the AMSAT tool and behavioural cues via an iterative participatory process. A total of five workshops where held with each iteration verified through email.
Phase 2) Midwives who assess students in clinical practice scored student performance with the new AMSAT tool alongside existing tools. Feedback in the form of a brief survey explored whether the assessor found the AMSAT tool user-friendly. A total of 250 assessments will be collected across the nine universities
Validation is being conducted using AMSAT forms from multiple universities and across many midwifery practice settings/sites following consensus in the development of the expression contained within the newly developed AMSAT.
Results: Data collection and analysis will be completed by May 2019.
Conclusion and implications: By fulfilling requirements of reliability, validity, educational effect, acceptability and feasibility this tool will serve as a robust instrument to demonstrate student achievement, to meet national standards and educational quality frameworks.
|Title of host publication||Women and Birth|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2019|
|Event||The power, passion and politics of midwifery: 2019 Australian College of Midwives National Conference - National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 17 Sept 2019 → 19 Sept 2019
|Conference||The power, passion and politics of midwifery|
|Period||17/09/19 → 19/09/19|
- midwifery education
- Clinical assessment