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S K Too
Last week, we explored women's views of whether birthplans empower them in the birth process. This week, the second half of the study is presented. It explored the perceptions of empowerment from ten midwives, using the birthplan as a tool. Data were collected by semi-structured interviews. The findings indicated that several factors could disempower the women as well as the midwives. For women to be empowered, midwives need to provide open communication, adequate life skills, a nurturing and caring environment, and a democratic management structure...
May 1, 1996: Nursing Standard
S K Too
The birthplans has become a common practice in many maternity units to improve continuity of care and enable women to gain control over the experience of childbirth. In this study, semi-structured interviews were employed to explore the perception of empowerment from the women's point of view. Next week, the author highlights the midwives' experience of using birthplans.
April 24, 1996: Nursing Standard
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