Counselling processes to address psychological distress following childbirth: Perceptions of midwives

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Title Counselling processes to address psychological distress following childbirth: Perceptions of midwives
Author Gamble, Jennifer Ann; Creedy, Debra; Moyle, Wendy
Journal Name Australian Midwifery Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Editor Pauline Glover
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian College of Midwives Inc.
Abstract This study explored midwives' views of counselling strategies that may facilitate recovery following a traumatic birthing experience. Focus group interviews with 16 midwives were analysed to reveal recurring themes. Three themes that relate to counselling processes were identified: opportunities to talk about the birth, develop an understanding of events, and minimising guilt. There is considerable overlap between the views of these midwives regarding postpartum counselling processes and those identified in the literature, but also key areas of difference. Midwives may be unaware of the depth of exploration needed by women when reviewing their birth experience and specific content areas that should be addressed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1448-8272(04)80013-0
Volume 17
Issue Number 3
Page from 16
Page to 19
ISSN 1448-8272
Date Accessioned 2004-09-10
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Midwifery
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5653
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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