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2nd International Conference of the German Society of Midwifery Science (DGHWi)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hebammenwissenschaft e. V.

21.02.2014, Kassel


The second International Conference on "Research incorporating practice, the art of midwifery – Forschende Praxis als Hebammenkunst" has appealed to a great number of midwives, students and trainees as well as researchers and members of other specialist disciplines. More than 90 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland registered for the conference.

Our keynote speaker from Great Britain, Dr. Mary Stewart, is the lead research midwife of the Life Study at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. Her presentation focuses on "A Safe Pair of Hands: Using midwifery research to give the best care to women and their families - Sichere Hände: Hebammenforschung nutzen, um Frauen und ihren Familien die bestmögliche Betreuung zu geben" (summary).

For the first time the abstracts of all the presentations and posters have been published as a supplement of the Journal of Midwifery Science (Zeitschrift für Hebammenwissenschaft). The editorial has been written by the president of the Journal of Midwifery Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hebammenwissenschaft e. V. [DGHWi]), professor Dr. Rainhild Schäfers, while the president of the Hebammengemeinschaftshilfe e. V. (HGH), Mrs. Ursula Jahn-Zöhrens addresses a few words of welcome to the readers.

We thank all those who supported the board of the DGHWi and the editors of the Journal of Midwifery Science in realising the 2. International Conference, the online publication in "gms" as well as the supplement in paper print. We hope you’ll find the abstracts of the presentations and posters worth reading, as well as the career paths of authors and the information on the review process.

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