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    Default Current Mid/ Graduating Mid students...

    No longer needed- thanks to those who responded- was interesting!


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    Just wondering if you can help me with something. I am wanting to get some info from you about follow through journeys/continuity of care journeys (here by referred to as FTJ's just for ease) I am going to a meeting in a few days about the future course requirements at my uni and am guessing this will be a discussed topic. If you could help either by answering here or PMing me your thoughts on FTJ's then it may help me argue better.
    I am just curious as to the following
    a) how many FTJ's are you required to complete and how many hours do you have to spend with each woman
    b) have you found it difficult to recruit women- if so why- if not why do you feel you have been easily able to do so?
    c) Do you think you have gained a lot more by FTJ's than you would have simply by doing prac hours?
    d) What was the most enjoyable part of FTJ's for you
    e) what was the least enjoyable part of FTJ's for you
    f) In your eyes what is a reasonable number of FTJ's that a student should have to complete in a 3 year direct entry or 4 year double degree?

    Any other comments would be HUGELY appreciated-you are welcome to put those essay writing skills to work . As I said, feel free to PM me if you don't want it open to the public.
    Thanks in advance!
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    Will do you one tonight

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    Default Current Mid/ Graduating Mid students...

    I would love to see the responses! I'm interested too.

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    thanks hun.

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    Default Current Mid/ Graduating Mid students...

    Will respond when I get a chance tomorrow!

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    awesome... thanks

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    Hi RHJ,

    I'm guessing you've seen this, but if not, you might be interested:

    http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/dspace/...pdf?sequence=2


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    a) how many FTJ's are you required to complete and how many hours do you have to spend with each woman
    20 FTJ's, and we are 'allowed' approx 30hours per woman. I spent a *lot* more than that, especially when you factor in travel, waiting, false alarms etc.
    b) have you found it difficult to recruit women- if so why- if not why do you feel you have been easily able to do so?
    yes, i don't like to approach women because it causes me anxiety. i won't graduate till i finish another 6. i only have 4 of them so far
    So yes, major major issue for me.

    c) Do you think you have gained a lot more by FTJ's than you would have simply by doing prac hours?
    yes and no. i think it forced me to make more of a relationship, but at the same time - all the constricting rules around how our relationship had to progress made it more difficult in some ways.
    I enjoyed getting to provide women with continuity, and it gave me more of an understanding behind the whole journey (but then again - our uni only allows for 2 antenatal appointments - which is NOT enough time to actually learn about the whole journey)
    d) What was the most enjoyable part of FTJ's for you
    seeing the difference i made
    e) what was the least enjoyable part of FTJ's for you
    the stress, the inability to provide as much Continuity as i wanted/needed to provide, the amount of time it took out of the rest of my life.
    f) In your eyes what is a reasonable number of FTJ's that a student should have to complete in a 3 year direct entry or 4 year double degree?
    Without support? 15
    if it was an opt-out system (where every woman was automatically given a student, unless she specifically said no) then i'd think 20 was an acceptable number.
    it also depends on how much contact the uni expect the student and woman to have with each other though.


    Hope that helps. i'm struggling with uni atm, so obviously i'm going to probably sound more negative than other students

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    Thanks parksider- hadn't seen that... will give it a read.

    Gandalf- makes me SO thankful we only had to do 8. It was a good number I think. I don't think I really could have learned much more by doing another 12- actually I did 9 because I had a friend I followed also but as I didn't go to her birth I didn't make the required hours. It is all worth it when you get to the end.

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    Parksider- That was a great read, thanks!

    Some of the initiatives they implemented were great, hopefully other uni's do similar.


 

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