crozier, kenda, Sinclair, Marlene, Kernohan, W George and porter, sam (2007) The development of a theoretical model of midwifery competence in birth technology. Evidence Based Midwifery, 5 (4). pp. 119-124. [Journal article]
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Background. Concept analysis has identified three domains in the competent use of birth technology – interpersonal skills, professional knowledge and clinical proficiency – and tentative criteria for birth technology competence.Aim. Fieldwork was undertaken to observe, confirm and explore pre-defined attributes of birth technology competence.Method. The Swartz-Barcott and Kim (2000) hybrid model of concept development was expanded to include an ethnographic observation of theory in action.Findings. Key attributes of birth technology competence found in ‘real-world’ midwifery practice were skills in using the machines, decision-making and traditional midwifery skills.Conclusions. The confusion surrounding the use of technology in midwifery practice needs to be addressed by both professionals and educationalists. Midwives should be taught to value traditional midwifery skills alongside those of machine skills. The identification of a model of appropriate technology use is needed in midwifery.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research
|Deposited By:||Professor Marlene Sinclair|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2011 12:55|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2011 12:55|
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