Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Midwives' educational needs in Iran: A narrative review


Mahboubeh Hajifoghaha1, Fatemeh Nahidi2, Shiva Alizadeh3, Samira Golezar4, Fatemeh Dabiri5, Seyedeh-Samira Mokhlesi6, Amirhossein Babaei7 
1 Student Research Committee, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of, Iran
2 Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of, Iran
3 Scientific Member of Midwifery, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Islamic Republic of, Iran
4 Department of Midwifery, Tuyserkan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tuyserkan, Islamic Republic of, Iran
5 Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Islamic Republic of, Iran
6 Department of Midwifery, Medical Science Faculty, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamic Republic of, Iran
7 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amirhossein Babaei
Student Research Committee, Neshat Street, Shiraz
Iran

Background: 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.


How to cite this article:
Hajifoghaha M, Nahidi F, Alizadeh S, Golezar S, Dabiri F, Mokhlesi SS, Babaei A. Midwives' educational needs in Iran: A narrative review.Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2020;25:1-6


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Hajifoghaha M, Nahidi F, Alizadeh S, Golezar S, Dabiri F, Mokhlesi SS, Babaei A. Midwives' educational needs in Iran: A narrative review. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];25:1-6
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