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Midwifery Education

      As the Guest Editor of the Special Issue: Midwifery Education I am pleased to present two letters to the editor that we received in response to the guest editorial in that issue written by Ms Ann Kinnear, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Midwives.
      • Kinnear A.
      Editorial.
      I value the professional debate and encourage others to voice their opinions about such important matters. As you can see there are diverse perspectives on the award of dual degrees. I encourage readers to re-read the initial editorial and other papers that also address the issue of the quality of educational programs that prepare the midwives of tomorrow, particularly Leap et al.;
      • Leap N.
      • Brodie P.
      • Tracy S.K.
      Collective action for the development of national standards for midwifery education in Australia.
      Gray and Smith;
      • Gray J.E.
      • Smith R.M.
      Any action? Reflections on the Australian midwifery action project.
      Luyben et al.
      • Luyben A.
      • Barger M.
      • Avery M.
      • Bharj K.K.
      • O’Connell R.
      • Fleming V.
      • Thompson J.
      • Sherratt D.
      Exploring global recognition of quality midwifery education: vision or fiction?.
      and Tierney et al.
      • Tierney O.
      • Sweet L.
      • Houston D.
      • Ebert L.
      The continuity of care experience in Australian midwifery education—what have we achieved?.
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      References

        • Kinnear A.
        Editorial.
        Women Birth. 2017; 30: 168
        • Leap N.
        • Brodie P.
        • Tracy S.K.
        Collective action for the development of national standards for midwifery education in Australia.
        Women Birth. 2017; 30: 169-176
        • Gray J.E.
        • Smith R.M.
        Any action? Reflections on the Australian midwifery action project.
        Women Birth. 2017; 30: 177-183
        • Luyben A.
        • Barger M.
        • Avery M.
        • Bharj K.K.
        • O’Connell R.
        • Fleming V.
        • Thompson J.
        • Sherratt D.
        Exploring global recognition of quality midwifery education: vision or fiction?.
        Women Birth. 2017; 30: 184-192
        • Tierney O.
        • Sweet L.
        • Houston D.
        • Ebert L.
        The continuity of care experience in Australian midwifery education—what have we achieved?.
        Women Birth. 2017; 30: 200-205