Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
The Effects of Birth Simulation Education/training In Midwifery Students
Fadime Bayrı Bingöl1,Meltem Demirgöz Bal1,Ayşe Karakoç1,Begüm Aslan1
1Marmara Üniversitesi, Ebelik, Istanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.323 Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the experiences of the students after simulation education in midwifery department.

Patients and Methods: It is a qualitative descriptive phenomenological study based on semi-structured interviews. It was conducted at Marmara University, Health Sciences Faculty, Midwifery Department. It is aimed to evaluate the birth simulation practice that was given for 14 weeks to 65 students who took the birth course. A total of 19 midwifery students who participated to do in-depth interviews were included in the study.

Results: The average age of the participants was 20.94±1.26 years (Min: 20, Max: 25) and all of them were single. The experiences of the students were clustered into three categories by using thematic content analysis of the interviews: pre-simulation, simulation and limitations on the simulation. Various sub-themes were composed of these categories. Themes in every category were grouped as structural, emotional-cognitive and physical.

Conclusion: Simulation education is very effective on midwifery students" learning and has got a lot of advantages. It was determined that students" hand skills were improved by simulation education. In simulation education, it was determined that students" sense of professional belonging was strengthened. It was determined that students" selfconfidence increased in simulation education. Simulators are good but they lack real straining to conformity. The simulation education feedback from our students was mostly positive. Simulation education is also taking a supportive role for professional midwife identity/self-confidence. Keywords : Student midwives, simulation education/training, student experience, qualitative research