Otago Polytechnic

On Monday 13 May we will have our next Midwifery Research & Innovation Seminar series presentation. The School of Midwifery seminar series are held on-line via Adobe Connect roughly once per month on a Monday at 1pm.

Our May presentation is by Emma Bilous, Senior Lecturer – School of Midwifery

Title: Undergraduate Rural Health Immersion Education: Good Medicine or a Professional Placebo?

Domestic and international evidence supports educating rural people within their community as a means of addressing rural workforce and retention issues. Midwifery education providers have been early adopters of this approach and have been providing rural immersion education in a blended satellite model since 2009.

By considering Central Otago as a case study for this model of education, this exploration will seek to answer the question as to whether this approach has been 'good medicine' in terms of building a sustainable rural midwifery workforce. Or has it turned out to be a professional placebo, whereby unpredictable variables undermine the education strategy essentially resulting in no treatment, despite good feelings, to rural workforce issues.

Bio:   Emma Bilous has been a rural midwife for over twenty years and has nearly a decade of experience in midwifery education. She has an affection for working with rural families through pregnancy, birth and early parenting coupled with a strong commitment to the development of equitable, accessible and sustainable rural maternity services.

The link for Monday 13 May 2019 at 1pm is: https://adobeconnect.op.ac.nz/research13519/


Published on 18 Apr 2019

Orderdate: 18 Apr 2019
Expiry: 14 May 2019