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National survey of how acupuncture education is organised for Swedish midwives
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden / Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Box 457, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 27, no 1, 93-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: In Sweden, acupuncture education is required before midwives can use the method in clinical practice. Courses in acupuncture are usually organised by private individuals or companies, and each health facility decides on the adequacy of the educational package. Therefore, there is no overall standard or quality control for free-standing courses of acupuncture education for midwives. The aim of this study was to survey the education given to Swedish midwives in the use of acupuncture treatment in the obstetric area. Design:  a postal survey using a structured questionnaire. Setting:  organisers of acupuncture education. Participants:  18 acupuncture instructors. Measurements  and  findings:  acupuncture  courses  were  usually  organised  outside  universities  and colleges. The courses were similar in terms of extent and content, and were mainly based on a Western medical approach. The recommended indications were extensive despite a lack of scientific evidence.The most common instructor profile was a midwife without any academic degree. Key conclusions and implications for practice:  courses differed considerably in the extent to which they were research based. Continuing professional education for midwives should be given at the same academic level, at least, as basic midwifery education.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 27, no 1, 93-98 p.
Keyword [en]
Acupuncture, Education, Midwifery care, Childbirth
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Medical sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4667DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2010.08.011ISI: 000286621700018PubMedID: 20926167Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79151474228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-4667DiVA: diva2:392981
Available from: 2011-01-28 Created: 2011-01-28 Last updated: 2013-01-24Bibliographically approved

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