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Title: Midwives’ Educational Needs in Iran: A Narrative Review
Other Titles: IJNMR
Authors: Hajifoghaha, Mahboubeh
Nahidi, Fatemeh
Alizadeh, Shiva
Golezar, Samira
Dabiri, Fatemeh
Mokhlesi, Seyedeh-Samira
Babaei, Amirhossein
Keywords: Education
narrative review
needs assessment
Issue Date: Jan-2020
Citation: Volume 25 ¦ Issue 1 ¦ January-February 2020 3
Abstract: Midwives have a major role in the improvement of health indicators in every country. In order for midwives to be able to play their role well, they must have sufficient updated knowledge. For this purpose, it is necessary to review their educational needs. The aim of the present research was to review Iranian studies that have investigated midwives’ educational needs. Materials and Methods: In this narrative review, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, ProQuest, Ovid, SID, and Magiran databases were searched for the full texts of Iranian studies published in Persian and English languages in the period of 2000–2018. Review, descriptive, and interventional articles consistent with the research aim were included in this study. Results: Of the 53 found articles, 23 articles that were relevant to midwives’ educational needs in Iran were investigated. The findings of the studies showed that the educational needs of the midwives can be categorized into the four groups of knowledge and performance, communication skills, occupational rules/regulations, and religious rules. Conclusions: The results showed that midwives in Iran have different educational needs. Because the midwifery practice leads to the promotion of public health, it is imperative that midwives have comprehensive knowledge and the skills necessary for providing optimal care. In order to achieve this, short‑term and long‑term training programs tailored to the needs of midwives are recommended.
URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1612
Appears in Collections:1. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

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