Following my last couple of posts which gave advice to student midwives about dealing with academic and clinical work, I was interested in what advice the general public would suggest. So I asked my Twitter network what they thought was important for student midwives to remember when they worked with women and their families.
The crunch of the replies was that the ability to communicate was vital. Students (and midwives, for that matter) must work in partnership with women. This means never talking down to women or using language that cannot be understood. It also means being empathetic, non-judgmental and understanding of the experiences of women.
Thank you to those who replied to my Twitter request.
What do you think? What do you think are the important aspects of communication that student midwives need to remember?
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