Be the change you wish to see: midwives as researchers

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Research - it is a term that is often met with a multitude of reactions. For some it is a bland concept and process whilst for others research is exciting and thought-provoking as well as motivating. As the systematic investigation of both new and existing knowledge and practice (Steen and Roberts 2011), research is an integral element of maternity care provision and therefore a midwives role. Midwives are obligated both professionally and ethically to be consumers of research knowledge, particularly as accountability and professional obligations begin and end with practice that is evidence-based (ANMC 2008). Contemporary practice provides a myriad of opportunities for midwives to engage in the research process, and it is through the assessment of care that the viability and therefore, questionability of knowledge and its resultant outcomes are understood. With this knowledge and understanding, positive change can occur.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Midwifery News
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Midwives
  • Researchers
  • Change


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