An Exploration of the knowledge of women accessing Midwifery Group Practice-are they provided with enough information to make an informed choice for their birthing options?

Sarah Pavlenko

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This paper explores the information sources that women use to access maternity services. A qualitative interpretive research design was adapted to determine if the women had adequate information, to make an informed decision to access the midwifery-led services available to them.
Of the 11 women interviewed, a majority felt they were not offered an informed choice on the midwifery-led services available. Three main themes were explored including the community influence, access to information and informed choice.
This study has identified that an informed choice is vital for women in the enhancement of autonomy and the promotion of women-centred care.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Carr, Sandra, Supervisor
  • Freeman, Kirsty, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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