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Pages: 5518-5527
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

LIVED EXPERIENCES OF MIDWIFERY STUDENTS CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION PROGRAMME

S. Walker, L. van der Berg

University of the Western Cape (SOUTH AFRICA)
Aim & objectives:
The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of undergraduate midwifery students concerning the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) program in the clinical placement, to inform future teaching and learning methods when integrating PMTCT into the undergraduate midwifery program. The objective of the study is to describe and explore the lived experience of midwifery students concerning PMTCT in the clinical placement.

Methods used:
Design:
A hermeneutic interpretive phenomenology was used to describe and explore the lived experiences of nursing students concerning PMTCT in the clinical setting.

Sampling:
Purposive sampling was used. All the students who was doing Midwifery modules in the first semester of 2012 was included in the study.
Data collection: Students were instructed to keep a reflective journal during their seven-week clinical placement. The journals was assessed as this contributed towards their mark for the module.

Data analysis:
Content analysis was done through ATLAS.ti 7. Data saturation was reached after 16 journals. Data was coded independently and compared. Possible relationships between categories were identified.

Results:
Four themes emerged. The themes were that of “knowledge”, “practice”, “attitude” and “emotions”. Various relationships were identified across the themes like cause and effect relationships.

Recommendations/Conclusions:
It is clear that lack of knowledge significantly influenced student’s practices, attitudes as well as their emotions. In order to address lack of knowledge, it is suggested that more in-depth preparation of students for future clinical placement within the PMTCT facilities are offered , for example including all the core competencies of PMTCT in the orientation period. Pre-test of HIV knowledge and universal precautions at start of orientation to identify gaps, address these and intensify remedial on these. Emphasis must also be placed on the emotional and psychological needs of the students
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S. Walker, L. van der Berg (2014) LIVED EXPERIENCES OF MIDWIFERY STUDENTS CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION PROGRAMME, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 5518-5527.
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