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Research from Kerkin , Bridget

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Bridget Kerkin

Bridget.Kerkin@op.ac.nz

Bridget is a Kaiako and Senior Lecturer, based at the Wellington satellite site, and began working for Otago Polytechnic in 2012. Since registering as a midwife in 1998, she has worked primarily as a Lead Maternity Carer and has also had the opportunity to practice as an employed midwife within primary and secondary facilities. Bridget has worked in urban, rural and remote rural regions and passionately believes in the maternity service of Aotearoa.

Research Outputs

Journal Article

Patterson, J., Newman, E., Baddock, S., Kerkin, B, & See, R. (2017) Strategies for improving the experiences of Maori students in a blended Bachelor of Midwifery. programme. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, DOI 10.12784/nzcomjnl53.2017.6.45-52. QA involves a double-blind review process by two independent reviewers.

Kerkin, B., Lennox, S. and Patterson, J. (2017) Making midwifery work visible: The multiple purposes of documentation. Published online with 'Women and Birth', September 2017. Article reference: WOMBI710 Journal title: Women and Birth. Corresponding author: Ms Bridget Kerkin. First author: Ms Bridget Kerkin. Online publication complete: 27-SEP-2017. DOI information: 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.09.012.

Conference Contribution - Other

Patterson, J. Macznik, A. Miller, S. Kerkin, B. & Baddock, S. (2017) Becoming a midwife: a survey study of midwifery alumni. Oral presentation at the 31st National Biennial Joan Donley Midwifery Research Forum. October, 19-20 2017.The Piano, Christchurch, NZ.

Bridget, K., Lennox, S., & Patterson, J. (2017) Surfacing the purpose of midwifery documentation. Presentation at the National Biennial Joan Donley Midwifery Research Forum, October 2017.

Kerkin, B., Lennox, S. and Patterson, J. (2017) Why should midwives document? An exploration of the purpose of Midwifery documentation. Poster presentation at Australian College of Midwives conference, October 2017. The Australian College of Midwives conference is the biennial Australian professional midwifery conference. Abstracts are peer reviewed.

Newman, E., Patterson, J., Baddock, S. and Kerkin, B. (2016) Maori students' experiences in the blended learning model of the Bachelor of Midwifery: an exploration using a Kaupapa Maori framework. Presentation at Nurse Education Today and Nurse Education in Practice (NETNEP) conference 2016. Abstracts presented to this conference are double-blind peer reviewed. The NETNEP conference is the premier international conference in the field of nursing and midwifery education.

Newman,E., Patterson,J., Baddock,S., & Kerkin, B. (2015) Maori students’ experiences in the blended learning model of the Bachelor of Midwifery: an exploration using a Kaupapa Maori framework. Presentation at Whitireia and Weltech Research Symposium (WWRS), 20 November 2015. The WWRS is a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary education research symposium.

Patterson, J. and Kerkin, B. (2014) Experience of Maori students in the Otago Polytechnic Undergraduate Midwifery Programme. Presentation at the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) conference 2014.

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