A midwifery model of woman-centred childbirth care--in Swedish and Icelandic settings.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/295219
Title:
A midwifery model of woman-centred childbirth care--in Swedish and Icelandic settings.
Authors:
Berg, Marie; Ólafsdóttir, Olöf Ásta; Lundgren, Ingela
Citation:
Sex Reprod Healthc 2012, 3(2):79-87
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
Abstract:
Theoretical models for health care practice are important both as tools for guiding daily practice and for explaining the philosophical basis for care. The aim of this study was to define and develop an evidence-based midwifery model of woman-centred care in Sweden and Iceland. Using a hermeneutic approach we developed a model based on a synthesis of findings from 12 of our own published qualitative studies about women's and/or midwives' experiences of childbirth. For validity testing, the model was assessed in six focus group interviews with 30 practising midwives in Iceland and Sweden. The model includes five main themes. Three central intertwined themes are: a reciprocal relationship; a birthing atmosphere; and grounded knowledge. The remaining two themes, which likewise influence care, are the cultural context (with hindering and promoting norms); and the balancing act involved in facilitating woman-centred care. The model shows that midwifery care in this era of modern medical technology entails a balancing act for enhancing the culture of care based on midwifery philosophies. The next step will be to implement the model in midwifery programmes and in clinical practice, and to evaluate its applicability.
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2012.03.001
Rights:
Archived with thanks to Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorÓlafsdóttir, Olöf Ástaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLundgren, Ingelaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T11:51:44Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T11:51:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.date.submitted2013-07-04-
dc.identifier.citationSex Reprod Healthc 2012, 3(2):79-87en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1877-5764-
dc.identifier.pmid22578755-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.srhc.2012.03.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/295219-
dc.description.abstractTheoretical models for health care practice are important both as tools for guiding daily practice and for explaining the philosophical basis for care. The aim of this study was to define and develop an evidence-based midwifery model of woman-centred care in Sweden and Iceland. Using a hermeneutic approach we developed a model based on a synthesis of findings from 12 of our own published qualitative studies about women's and/or midwives' experiences of childbirth. For validity testing, the model was assessed in six focus group interviews with 30 practising midwives in Iceland and Sweden. The model includes five main themes. Three central intertwined themes are: a reciprocal relationship; a birthing atmosphere; and grounded knowledge. The remaining two themes, which likewise influence care, are the cultural context (with hindering and promoting norms); and the balancing act involved in facilitating woman-centred care. The model shows that midwifery care in this era of modern medical technology entails a balancing act for enhancing the culture of care based on midwifery philosophies. The next step will be to implement the model in midwifery programmes and in clinical practice, and to evaluate its applicability.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2012.03.001en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwivesen_GB
dc.subject.meshClinical Competenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshCultureen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFocus Groupsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIcelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMidwiferyen_GB
dc.subject.meshModels, Nursingen_GB
dc.subject.meshNurse-Patient Relationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshParturitionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Participationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient-Centered Careen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Careen_GB
dc.subject.meshSwedenen_GB
dc.subject.meshWomen's Healthen_GB
dc.titleA midwifery model of woman-centred childbirth care--in Swedish and Icelandic settings.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. marie.berg@gu.seen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwivesen_GB
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren
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