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    Further Midwifery Education in North Rhine-Westphalia


    The Midwifery-Literature-Service (HeLiDi)


    Midwifery Literature at the MHH


 Further Midwifery Education in North Rhine-Westphalia


Evaluation of the implementation of the midwifery further education responsibility 2002 - 2005 according to  § 7 HebBo NRW and developing a further edcuation concept for the years 2005 until 2008.





Friederike Barre, Gabriele Stenz, Prof. Dr. Mechthild Gross

Midwifery Research Unit

Medical School Hanover

Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine


30625 Hanover





Funded by the Ministry of Health of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf.

Fürstenwall 25, 40219 Düsseldorf



Submission deadline: 31.08.2005



Changes within the health care systems, increased demands on professional training of midwives, opening up for tertiary education structures following European examples, as well as the changing expectations and demands of pregnant women caused the Ministries for Health, Social Welfare, Women and Family in North Rhine-Westphalia (MGSFF) to reform the regulations for midwifery training regarding §7 HebBO (NRW) by means of a guideline.

The midwifery research unit at the Medical School Hanover has been authorised by the Ministries of Health, Social Welfare, Women and Family of North Rhine-Westphalia to analyse the offered training systems for midwives over the period from 2002-2005 and the actually utilized ones, to develop a new concept for the years 2005-2008.

The concept for the years 2005-2008 comprehends as well specific topics, educational objectives, advices about structure and extent of further education events as well as specifications about required courses, electives and about adequate exams.



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  Midwifery-Literature-Service (HeLiDi)


The Midwifery-Literature-Service (HeLiDi) is an abstract based supplement. It has been published in four midwifery magazines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland twice a year since 1992.

Aiming to decrease misunderstandings based on language barriers, English abstracts are being translated into German to reduce language barriers regarding international obstetric literature. The data base comprehends about 100 translated articles.



NEW:  Because of the 15th anniversary of Midwifery-Literature-Service we are able to provide an index of contexts of all published issues online. When you are searching an article , you can have a quick look right   here. We tried to arrange the German as well as the English titles of the abstracts. Your are able to find the authors of the original titles on the online sites, too. The compendium will be updated parallel to every new issue.

We hope you have a good time with this.



The Midwifery-Literature-Service (HeLiDi) is published respectively in spring and autumn within in the following magazines:



1. Die Hebamme (Germany)

Publisher: Hippokrates Verlag GmbH

Box 30 05 04

D-70445 Stuttgart

phone number:+49-711-89 31-0

fax:+49-711-89 31-706

subscriber Service:

phone number:+49-711-89 31-321

fax:+49-711-89 31-422


2. Hebammenforum (Germany)

Administration for subscription:

German Midwifery Association BDH

Box 1724

D-76006 Karlsruhe

phone number:+49-721-981 89-19

fax:+49-721-981 89-20


3. Schweizer Hebamme (Switzerland)

Swiss Midwifery Association

Rosenweg 25C, Box

CH-3000 Bern 23

phone number:+49-31-332 63 40

fax:+49-31-332 76 19


4. Österreichische Hebammenzeitung (Austria)

Dorothea Rüb


A-90200 Klagenfurt


  Midwifery Literature at the MHH


The following literature is available through the library of the MHH. The links direct you to the OPAC website and the location of the literature in the library.








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