"The gender debate: is midwifery education ‘women’s work’?"

Chenery-morris, Samantha and Divers, Jo (2024) "The gender debate: is midwifery education ‘women’s work’?". British Journal of Midwifery, 32 (4). pp. 202-207. ISSN 0969-4900

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This series of six articles is inspired by themes arising from the Royal College of Midwives State of Midwifery Education report. The series explores the current landscape and challenges in educating the future midwifery workforce, particularly those that pertain to the higher education workforce. This second article highlights some of the inequalities experienced by the majority female midwifery education workforce and their impact, exploring how these inequalities are symptomatic of many of the inequalities women experience more generally within patriarchal structures.
The article examines if midwifery education is ‘women’s work’, and how this can work to impede progression in leadership, research and scholarship for midwifery academics. How midwifery curricula can influence the future academic workforce in dismantling inequality is also considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, gender, feminism, intersectionality, workforce
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Nursing Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2024 10:49
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 10:49
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3680

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