La périnatalité est un vaste domaine encore peu exploré que la sage-femme pourrait investir plus largement en tant que chercheur principal.
Dans cette perspective, une filiation universitaire de la formation permettrait à la profession de développer un domaine de recherche qui lui serait propre : celui de la périnatalité physiologique.
Abstract Introduction to research in primary midwifery training: current situation, arguments in favor of research, usefulness and perspectives For over 20 years, French midwifery schools have considered that introducing students to research is an integral part of the curriculum.
This mission may appear excessive since midwifery training is not considered as a university-level education, there is no organized structure for research within the profession, and there are no officially designated researcher-midwives.
The purpose of this article was to: review the current situation in midwifery schools in France concerning the way specific research competences are taught by discussing the limitations and difficulties encountered; present arguments in favor of the sage femme dans la recherche of midwifery research; and propose potential perspectives for identifiable objectives.
Despite the implication of students and teachers, the introduction to research proposed by French midwifery schools remains insufficient to have a significant impact on work elaborated by recherche fille rousse professional community.
The perinatal period is a vast field for potential research in midwifery.
In this perspective, university training would enable the profession to develop its own research structures devoted to perinatal physiology.