I forkant av NJFs kongress i Reykjavik våren 2019, blir ph.d-kurset "Midwifery theories and models" arrangert ved Universitetet i Island. Kurset er beregnet for nordiske jordmødre som er ph.d-studenter, jordmødre som har en mastergrad og som planlegger å bli ph.d-studenter (eller å gjøre andre forskningsprosjekter) og selvfølgelig for de som allerede har en ph.d.
The course is given as a freestanding module in third level circle towards a PhD degree in midwifery or related health care fields.
The focus is on theories and models in midwifery and maternity care. Central theories and models in relation to childbirth and reproductive health will be introduced e.g. linked to salutogenesis, pathogenesis, evidence-based practice, a midwifery model of woman-centred care, developed in a Nordic context (MiMo), the global Quality Maternal and New-born Care (QMNC).
Perspectives encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be explored and implications of different theoretical approach, linked to students´ own research, will be discussed in the context of the Nordic region and internationally.
The course is developed by a Nordic network group of midwifery researchers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.