DKIT Midwifery Student Claudia Donnelly recently participated in the prestigious annual National Student Midwife Debate organised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
This debate was held in University College Cork (UCC) with the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery. The event saw six student midwives, from each of the six education bodies that offer midwifery, compete in two teams to debate for or against a motion.
The theme this year was: ‘This house believes that the diminishing ‘normal birth’ rate is a threat to the midwifery profession’, and involved a llively and engaging debate.
Claudia who is a Year 3 BSc. (Hons) in Midwifery, represented Dundalk Institute of Technology debated for the motion with her peers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork.
President of the NMBI, Essene Cassidy, said: “The speakers were a credit to their team and their education bodies. They showed conviction and passion".
Fran McConville, Midwifery Advisor to the World Health Organization, joined the event via video stream to thank the debaters for their robust informative arguments.