International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of management skills that are required for middle managers at present and in the next generation in advanced midwives

Megumi Abe
  • Megumi Abe
  • 1School of Health Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan. 2Department of Nursing, Kagawa University Hospital, Takamatsu, Japan.
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Toshiyuki Yasui
  • Toshiyuki Yasui
  • Department of Reproductive and Menopausal Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Takamatsu, Japan.
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Yukie Matsuura
  • Yukie Matsuura
  • Department of Reproductive and Menopausal Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Takamatsu, Japan.
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Mari Haku
  • Mari Haku
  • Department of Midwifery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Takamatsu, Japan.
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Hirokazu Uemura
  • Hirokazu Uemura
  • Department of Health and Welfare System, College of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo, Akashi, Japan.
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  •  Received: 23 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 06 September 2021
  •  Published: 30 September 2021


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