Awarding Institution

University of Sydney

Date of Award


Embargo Period


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education MEd

First Advisor

Dr. M King


Today's women are demanding a social model of health care for their childbirth experiences. It is important that their views should be incorporated into an educational program that educates the health professional in the needs and wants of the consumer.

This is the cultural ethos that curriculum developers must be aware of because of the implications for curriculum content and the future education of midwives. Awareness of social issues is a requisite for today's midwives in their advocacy role, and in promoting greater involvement of women over decisions about their health.

This research seeks to identify the needs and wants of the childbearing woman and her partner to inform curriculum developers. It will have a focus on the clients at Sydney Adventist Hospital where the researcher is employed as an Educator in the clinical environment.


Master of Education (MEd) Thesis. University of Sydney.

Copyright © 1993 Anne McKay

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access a print copy of this thesis from Avondale College Library (618.20019 MCK).

At the time of writing Anne McKay was affiliated with Avondale College.