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Save the Children-mentors’ experiences of implementing midwifery model of care in clinical settings in Bangladesh: An interview study with qualitative approach
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The Government of Bangladesh recognizes the important role midwives play in preventing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, and their integral link to improving maternal and neonatal health service provision. Thus Save the Children Mentors are created to support and introduce midwives in Bangladesh. The programs clinical mentors will play a critical role to ensuring in-service-training to midwives who provide services in midwife-led care facilities.

Aim: The aim of this study is to describe Save the Children mentors’ experiences of implementing midwifery model of care in clinical setting in Bangladesh.

Methods: A qualitative design was chosen. Fourteen interviews were performed with Save the Children Mentors’ in Bangladesh who were currently working in the Strengthening National Midwifery Program. Data was analyzed by inductive content analysis.

Results: There were all kinds of gaps in the organization of care, in care practices and in community awareness regarding attitudes and knowledge of the midwifery model of care. The Save the Children Mentors learnt how to overcome the hurdles over time while motivating, educating, mentoring, sensitizing and while communicating with manages, health care providers and community members on how to manage implementation of midwifery model of care.

Conclusion: It is important to contribute the government to improvements and fill the gap of evidence based care to implement midwifery model of care in Bangladesh. Save the Children mentors are making aware people to collaborate and support the midwives as it is a mandate of the government to implement the new cadre and gradually the situation is being changing.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
midwifery model of care, clinical mentors, Bangladesh, qualitative
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28940OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28940DiVA, id: diva2:1265882
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26

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