du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Phenomenology as a political position within maternity care
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3392-8182
2019 (English)In: Nursing Philosophy, ISSN 1466-7681, E-ISSN 1466-769X, article id e12275Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this article, the authors use the context of childbirth to consider the power that is endemic in certain forms of evidence within maternity care research. First, there is consideration of how the current evidence hierarchy and experimental-based studies are the gold standard to determine and direct women's maternity experiences, although this can be at the detriment of care and irrespective of women's needs. This is followed by a critique of how the predominant means to assess women's experiences via satisfaction surveys is of limited utility, offering impartial and restricted insights to assess the quality of care provision. A counter position of hermeneutic phenomenology as research method is then described. This approach offers an alternative perspective by penetrating the taken-for-granted ordinariness of an event (such as childbirth) to elicit rich emic meanings. Whilst all approaches to understanding maternity care have a place, depending on the question(s) being asked, the contribution of phenomenology is how it can uncover a depth of contextual understanding into what matters to women and to inform and transform care delivery.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. article id e12275
Keywords [en]
evidence-based medicine, hermeneutic phenomenology, maternity care, satisfaction surveys
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-30631DOI: 10.1111/nup.12275ISI: 000483086400001PubMedID: 31436891Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85070886437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-30631DiVA, id: diva2:1345253
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-09-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Thomson, Gill

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Thomson, Gill
By organisation
Caring Science/Nursing
In the same journal
Nursing Philosophy
Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 2 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf