The lived experience of midwives in relation to situations where they feel counselling may or may not be helpful to them.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90355
Title:
The lived experience of midwives in relation to situations where they feel counselling may or may not be helpful to them.
Authors:
Davies, Elizabeth
Abstract:
This qualitative study utilised the phenomenological approach of heuristic enquiry. The study is about the lived experience of midwives in relation to situations where the feel counselling may or may not be helpful to them. The findings of the study suggested that the midwives needed a confidential place in which to speak, where they would be listened to. The majority of midwives expressed the need for this to occur away from the workplace where colleagues and particularly management would be unaware. This was related to the stigma attached to ‘not coping’ and in relation to job promotion being in jeopardy. Other themes included the expectation to cope, supervision of midwives and the way that midwives had processed their experiences, namely, in providing seminars on their experience so others ‘might learn’. However, despite this, they discovered that they had never found a platform from which to speak and most commented during the interviews that this was the first time anyone had listened. It would seem that the only way midwives could be heard was to present their experiences in a way that was acceptable to the system. Recommendations include the provision of a counselling service, away from the Trust, where anonymity and confidentiality is completely assured. Further to this, the climate and environment in which midwives practice should be researched. If midwives are to provide elements of therapeutic relationships to women such as empathy, warmth and trust, then they too should receive such care.
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90355
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T10:47:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T10:47:40Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90355-
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study utilised the phenomenological approach of heuristic enquiry. The study is about the lived experience of midwives in relation to situations where the feel counselling may or may not be helpful to them. The findings of the study suggested that the midwives needed a confidential place in which to speak, where they would be listened to. The majority of midwives expressed the need for this to occur away from the workplace where colleagues and particularly management would be unaware. This was related to the stigma attached to ‘not coping’ and in relation to job promotion being in jeopardy. Other themes included the expectation to cope, supervision of midwives and the way that midwives had processed their experiences, namely, in providing seminars on their experience so others ‘might learn’. However, despite this, they discovered that they had never found a platform from which to speak and most commented during the interviews that this was the first time anyone had listened. It would seem that the only way midwives could be heard was to present their experiences in a way that was acceptable to the system. Recommendations include the provision of a counselling service, away from the Trust, where anonymity and confidentiality is completely assured. Further to this, the climate and environment in which midwives practice should be researched. If midwives are to provide elements of therapeutic relationships to women such as empathy, warmth and trust, then they too should receive such care.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectHeuristicsen
dc.subjectMidwivesen
dc.titleThe lived experience of midwives in relation to situations where they feel counselling may or may not be helpful to them.en
dc.typeThesisen
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