CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2020; 80(10): 1008-1015
DOI: 10.1055/a-1138-1948
GebFra Science
Review/Übersicht

Academisation of the Midwifery Profession and the Implementation of Higher Education in the Context of the New Requirements for Licensure

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Joachim Graf
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
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Elisabeth Simoes
2  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Department für Frauengesundheit, Tübingen, Germany
3  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Stabsstelle Sozialmedizin, Tübingen, Germany
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Sina Blaschke
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
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Claudia F. Plappert
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
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Janice Hill
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
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Marie-Jeannine Riefert
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
4  Universität Tübingen, Medizinische Fakultät, Dekanat – Bereich Studium und Lehre, Tübingen, Germany
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Harald Abele
1  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Abteilung für Hebammenwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany
2  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Department für Frauengesundheit, Tübingen, Germany
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Abstract

The academization of the midwifery profession poses great challenges for Germany, especially due to the tight timelines: Corresponding courses of study can in principle be offered at both universities and technical colleges – although contrary to the recommendations of the Science Council. This means that there is a heterogeneity in midwifery qualifications and promotes a discussion regarding coherent study concepts. This process must be accompanied with great care so that midwifery courses of study are not designed to be of poorer quality than other courses of study due to a lack of financial resources. First concepts are already available and will be discussed and examined below.



Publication History

Received: 11 July 2020

Accepted: 31 July 2020

Publication Date:
25 September 2020 (online)

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