A professional portfolio is a structured collection of evidence

which includes a collection of documents such as; continuing

education certificates, employer statements, professional

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Minimum inclusions:

achievements and competencies. A portfolio must also contain

evidence of reflective practice (Andre & Heartfield, 2011).

Part A: Briefly state your personal midwifery philosophy

Reflect on and analyse your personal midwifery philosophy in

relation to the ACM philosophy for midwifery and the role of the

midwife in the Australian setting. Relate this to the ANMC

competency and ethical standards for the midwife (300 words

not including your persona philosophy).

Using Gibbs’ reflective cycles (or a reflective model of your

choosing) reflect upon the scenario attached ‘APPENDIX TWO

B’. Discuss the ethical issues and how this situation would be

best dealt with in practice (350 words).

The Declaration of Social Media Responsibilities needs to be

read, signed and uploaded to your ePortfolio.

Part B:     Explain your understanding of the purpose of the CCE program

and describe your obligations in this program (200 words).

Part C: Any documentary evidence of personal or professional

development. This should include your; resume, certificates of

attendance, attestations, letters of recommendation and

evidence of courses.

Due date: 16/05/16 10.00am

Weighting: 15%

Length and/or format: 850 words not including personal midwifery philosophy

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to assist you to review the unit

content and assess the following learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes assessed: GA1: Relate the underpinning philosophies of midwifery to

woman-centered midwifery practice

GA4: Applying the principles of reflective practice in identifying

and responding to their learning needs and initiating a

professional portfolio. 

How to submit:  Submit via the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

assignment drop box for MIDW127 in G block.

Return of assignment: Within 3 weeks from submission. Arrangements for collection will

be posted on the MIDW127 LEO

Assessment criteria: The Marking Guide attached as an appendix to this unit outline

will be used to grade your portfolio. Written, individual feedback

will also be provided.


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