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Coping, Help and Coherence: a non-dichotomous theory for childbirth / Susanne, Darra

Evidence Based Midwifery, Volume: 16, Issue: 2, Pages: 44 - 49

Swansea University Author: Susanne, Darra

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This paper follows a previous one and proposes a new theory for childbirth. It uses Aaron Antonovsky's theory of a Sense of Coherence and Ernestine Wiedenbach's Need for Help Theory to explain how women and their midwives cope and care during labour and birth. It is woman-focussed...

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Published in: Evidence Based Midwifery
ISSN: 1479-4489
Published: London Royal College of Midwives 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa41152
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Abstract: This paper follows a previous one and proposes a new theory for childbirth. It uses Aaron Antonovsky's theory of a Sense of Coherence and Ernestine Wiedenbach's Need for Help Theory to explain how women and their midwives cope and care during labour and birth. It is woman-focussed but includes the midwife's ability to recognise if and when a woman needs help and to be able to offer that help. THe woman must at all times be free to validate the help that she may need,
Keywords: Midwifery, childbirth, normal birth, conceptual framework, model, theory, evidence-based midwifery.
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 2
Start Page: 44
End Page: 49