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Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av kommunikation med modern under förlossning i Namibia: en kvalitativ intervjustudie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurses' experiences of communication with the mother during labor in Namibia : a qualitative interview study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Communication is a cornerstone in maternity care. Childbirth is a vulnerable situation for the mother and the nurses' supporting role is therefore important. The nurses' communication can support the mother by creating a safe and trustworthy environment for her and reduces the risk of possible complications. Namibia has a lack of evaluations systems which makes it difficult for employers to ensure a high standard of employees. Little is therefore known about how the nurses in Namibia use their communication in their care. Aim The aim of this study was to describe namibian nurses' experiences of communication with the mother during labor. Method Six semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results The nurses' communicational experiences, with the mother during labor, were based on three aspects: responsibility, security and communication barriers. The theme responsibility included both the nurses and the mothers' communicational responsibilities towards each other. The second theme, security, was considered to be achieved by provide information and by establishing good relationship between the nurse and the mother. The last theme, communicational barriers, were experienced to include language barriers, "the quite mother" and labor pain. Conclusion The results showed that most interviewees had similar communicational experiences in working with the mothers during labor. The communication was considered to be important for the nurses to reach the mothers. If the communication didn't work their ability to perform their duties were negatively affected. Responsibility, creating security and conquering the communicational barriers was considered to be the cornerstones in their daily work with communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Caring communication, maternity care, Namibia, nursing experience, responsibility, security, qualitative
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10998Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10998DiVA: diva2:1108413
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Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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