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The adaptations of midwives after maternal deaths at a tertiary hospital complex in Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Lekhuleni, M. E.
dc.contributor.author Ngoatle, Charity
dc.contributor.other Thopola, M. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T10:16:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T10:16:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10386/1835
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc. (Nursing)) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to determine the adaptations of midwives to their work after maternal deaths at a tertiary hospital complex in Limpopo Province. Qualitative phenomenological, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research design was used. Snowball sampling was used to select 22 midwives who experienced maternal deaths. Semi-structured interviews with a guide and audiotape were used to collect data. Tesch’s eight steps of qualitative data analysis were adopted. The study revealed that the midwives had traumatic experiences after maternal deaths and were failing to adapt to their work. Strategies to enhance the adaptation of midwives to their work after maternal death were developed. The study recommends that support, debriefing session, group therapy and counselling should be provided to the affected midwives. There should be provision of adequate number of midwives and material resources in the maternity units to maintain acceptable midwifery care. Sufficient number of midwives should be trained for advanced midwifery to increase capacity in the maternity units. Keywords: Adaptations, midwives, maternal deaths, tertiary hospital en_US
dc.format.extent xvi,109 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Midwives en_US
dc.subject Maternal deaths en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Province en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adaptation -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Midwives -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title The adaptations of midwives after maternal deaths at a tertiary hospital complex in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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