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Silvia Ammann-Fiechter

  Silvia Ammann-Fiechter

Silvia Ammann-Fiechter

ZHAW School of Health Professions
Institute of Midwifery
Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 42 66
silvia.ammann-fiechter@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Head, international relations institute of midwifery

Position at the ZHAW

Head international relations and lecturer Institute of midwifery

Expertise and research interests

International midwifery and midwifery education
Professional identity
Professional policy
Project Management

Educational background

2012
Master of Science in Midwifery, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

2010
Certificate in didactics for lecturers at universities of applied Sciences (cycle didactique), Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO), Delémont, Switzerland

1998
Diploma in Midwifery, Ecole Cantonale Vaudoise de sages-femmes, Chantepierre, Lausanne, Switzerland

1995
Bachelor Degree of Nursing, Wellington Polytechnic School of Nursing, Health and Environmental Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand, Course for Registered Nurses

1990
Diploma in General Nursing, Rotkreuzschule für Krankenpflege Lindenhof, Bern, Switzerland

Diverse continuing education courses in midwifery, health and education

Professional milestones

2018 - President of the Swiss Midwifery Education Board (Berufskonferenz Hebamme)

2017 - Representative at the Health Professionals Conference of the Swiss
Universities of Applied Sciences in Health (Fachkonferenz Gesundheit FKG)

2008 - 2019 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland HES-SO,
Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud HESAV, Midwifery Department, Lausanne

Head of various midwifery undergraduate education modules
Lecturer undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education

2004 - 2007 Klinik Linde, Biel/Bienne, Clinical midwife

2002 – 2004 World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, Tashkent
Office, Uzbekistan, Resident Support

2002 - 2004 Tashkent International Medical Clinic, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, "On call"
clinical midwife

1998 – 2002 Hôpital Daler, Fribourg, Clinical midwife

1996 – 1997 Klinik Beau-Site, Bern, Registered Nurse, mixed surgery

1995 – 1996 Wakefield Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, Registered Nurse,
Ressource Team

1994 - 1995 Various internships for the recognition and registration of the Swiss
Diploma in Nursing in New Zealand

1992 – 1994 Swiss Embassy, Tehran, Iran, Secretary diverse postions

1991 – 1991 Lindenhofspital, Bern, Registered nurse, gynaecological and surgical ward



Membership of networks

Publications

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Präsentationen:

2017
31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, 18th-22nd June:

Poster Präsentation: Appropriation of professional identity in midwifery education (co-author B. Michoud Bertinotti)

Animation Workshop: Simulation in midwifery education: an innovative tool in order to promote autonomous woman- and family-centred care in a medicalised environment (co-authors: M. Caldelari, and F. Salamin)

2014
Journée d’automne du Groupement Romand de la Société Suisse de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique (GRSSGO), 20 et 21 novembre, Montreux
Präsentation: Position(s) d’accouchement ? – Positions professionnelles!

2013
ERASMUS
2nd Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society of Psychoprophylaxis, 4.-6. Oktober, Larissa, Greece
Präsentation: Midwives’ experiences and perceptions in relation to birth-positioning in maternity hospitals in Western Switzerland.
Präsentation: Midwifery practice and education in Switzerland. (Co-author C. de Labrusse)

Deutscher Hebammenverband (BDH), Bundestagung der Lehrerinnen für das Hebammenwesen,
31. Januar – 1. Februar, Hünfeld, Deutschland
Animation Workshop: Erfahrungen mit Laienschauspielerinnen in der Hebammenausbildung

2011
International Confederation of Midwives, 29th Triennial Congress, 19.-23. June, South Africa

Präsentation: Simulation in midwifery education : an innovative feature for holistic antenatal care. (Co-authors C. de Labrusse, C. Layat Burn)
Poster Präsentation: Simulation in midwifery education: an innovative feature for holistic antenatal care. (Co-authors C. de Labrusse, C. Layat Burn)

2010
SPSIM (2nd Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulation in Health Care), Bern
Präsentation: Simulation in midwifery education, an innovative feature for holistic antenatal care. (Co-authors C. de Labrusse, C. Layat Burn)

Publikationen:

British Journal of Midwifery, co-author, Vol 24, No 12, pp 847-854
Impact of an immediate vs. delayed feedback in a midwifery formative teaching activity with simulated patient.

2013
Sage-femme.ch, 03/2013, Positions d’accouchement: expériences et perceptions des sages-femmes

2011
Sage-femme.ch, 05/2011, La normalité en obstétrique, un défi pour les sages-femmes. (Co-auteure B. Michoud Bertinotti)

Forschungsarbeit:

2012
MSc Dissertation 2012, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
A qualitative study exploring midwives’ experiences and perceptions in relation to birth-positioning in maternity hospitals in Western Switzerland (Academic Supervision: Dr Yvonne Robb)