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Midwifery work and the making of narrative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12164713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper draws on a study of birth support conducted across three Melbourne maternity units. Midwife informants were asked to participate in semistructured interviews with two researchers and describe the activity and role of lay birth support people. In the course of the study, the activity of the midwives themselves became a research focus. The study found that one of the key tasks midwives described was assisting birthing women to develop and negotiate satisfactory birth narratives that could encompass the intense and sometimes difficult experience of birth. Midwife informants offered strategies for the development of such narratives as part of their professional and personal labour in the birth room.
Jane-Maree Mahera; Kay Torney Souter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing inquiry     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1320-7881     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Inq     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-07     Completed Date:  2002-10-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505881     Medline TA:  Nurs Inq     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-42     Citation Subset:  N    
Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Labor, Obstetric / psychology*
Nurse-Patient Relations*
Social Support*

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