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Title: An exploration of postpartum women's perspective on desired obstetric nursing qualities
Authors: Chan, CYZ 
Wong, KS
Lam, WM
Wong, KY
Kwok, YC
Keywords: Nurse roles
Nursing qualities
Obstetric nurses
Perception
Postpartum care
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Journal: Journal of clinical nursing 
Abstract: Aims and objectives: To gain an understanding of the perceptions of postpartum women regarding the desired nursing qualities of obstetric nurses. Background: Giving birth is one of the most memorable events in a woman's life. A positive birth experience can foster women's self-worth and promote family relationship. As obstetric nurses play an important role in facilitating birth-giving experiences, it is essential to explore postpartum women's desired nursing qualities of obstetric nurses. Design: Qualitative approach based on fifteen individual semi-structural interviews Methods: Fifteen postpartum women who had given birth to healthy newborns were selected through purposive sampling approach. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and audio recorded in a private hospital in Hong Kong according to an interview guideline. Colaizzi's framework was used as a guideline to carry out interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: Five themes related to preferred obstetric nurses' qualities were captured: (1) providing information, (2) performing nursing skills in competent manner, (3) demonstrating a positive attitude, (4) attending to individual needs and (5) demonstrating cultural competence. Conclusion: Nurses who demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitude as well as their ability to give physical, psychological and educational support to postpartum women will be able to enhance patients' positive labour experience, resulting in greater patient satisfaction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20412
ISSN: 0962-1067
EISSN: 1365-2702
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12093
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