Not-patient and not-visitor: A metasynthesis of fathers’ encounters with pregnancy, birth and maternity care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/189992
Title:
Not-patient and not-visitor: A metasynthesis of fathers’ encounters with pregnancy, birth and maternity care
Authors:
Steen, Mary; Downe, Soo; Bamford, Nicola; Edozien, Leroy
Abstract:
The active engagement of fathers in maternity care is associated with long-term health and social benefits for the mother, baby and family. This study's aim was to identify and synthesise good quality qualitative research that explores the views and experiences of fathers who have encountered maternity care in high resource settings. A pre-determined search strategy identified 23 papers published between January 1999 and January 2010. Analysis was based on the metaethnographic techniques of Noblit and hare (1988) as amended by Downe et al, (2007). The emerging themes were: risk and uncertainty, exclusion, fear and frustation, the ideal and the reality, issues of support and experiencing transition.The following synthesis was generated from these themes:Most fathers in the included studies saw themselves as partner and parent, with a strong desire to support their partners and to be fully engaged with the process of becoming a father. However, the experience of maternity care was often as not-patient and not visitor. This situated them in an interstitial and undefined space (both emotionally and physically) with the consequence that many felt uncertain, excluded and fearful.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
Citation:
Midwifery, 2012, 28(4), pp. 362-71
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Midwifery
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/189992
DOI:
10.1016/j.midw.2011.06.009
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S026661381100088X
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
0266-6138
Sponsors:
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Research Grant for Engaging Partners in Childbirth (EPIC-1)
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorSteen, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorDowne, Sooen
dc.contributor.authorBamford, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorEdozien, Leroyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T16:01:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T16:01:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationMidwifery, 2012, 28(4), pp. 362-71en
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2011.06.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/189992-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThe active engagement of fathers in maternity care is associated with long-term health and social benefits for the mother, baby and family. This study's aim was to identify and synthesise good quality qualitative research that explores the views and experiences of fathers who have encountered maternity care in high resource settings. A pre-determined search strategy identified 23 papers published between January 1999 and January 2010. Analysis was based on the metaethnographic techniques of Noblit and hare (1988) as amended by Downe et al, (2007). The emerging themes were: risk and uncertainty, exclusion, fear and frustation, the ideal and the reality, issues of support and experiencing transition.The following synthesis was generated from these themes:Most fathers in the included studies saw themselves as partner and parent, with a strong desire to support their partners and to be fully engaged with the process of becoming a father. However, the experience of maternity care was often as not-patient and not visitor. This situated them in an interstitial and undefined space (both emotionally and physically) with the consequence that many felt uncertain, excluded and fearful.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCentral Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Research Grant for Engaging Partners in Childbirth (EPIC-1)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S026661381100088Xen
dc.subjectfathersen
dc.subjectmaternity careen
dc.subjectMetasynthesisen
dc.subjectviews and experiencesen
dc.subjectpregnancyen
dc.subjectbirthen
dc.titleNot-patient and not-visitor: A metasynthesis of fathers’ encounters with pregnancy, birth and maternity careen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; St Mary's Hospital, Manchesteren
dc.identifier.journalMidwiferyen
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