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AIM The aim of the present study was to describe the midwives' supervisory style and leadership role as experienced by pregnant women and new mothers in the context of a fear of childbirth. BACKGROUND A service led by midwives can influence the quality of care. METHODS The sample consisted of 13 mothers. Data were interpreted by means of qualitative(More)
Mental ill-health, such as depression in the elderly, is a complex issue that is influenced by the life-world perspective of older persons. Their self-management ability should be strengthened based on an understanding of their situation, perspectives, and vulnerability. The aim of this study was to explore and increase understanding of old persons' lived(More)
AIM To illuminate midwives' and public health nurses' perceptions of managing and supporting prenatal and postnatal migrant women in Norway. BACKGROUND Migrant women are affected by social inequalities and likely to have had experiences during and after the migration process that could influence their physical, mental and social well-being. METHODS(More)
AIM A synthesis of the evidence of migrant women's perceptions of their needs and experiences in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. BACKGROUND Despite the fact that all European Union member states have ratified human rights-based resolutions aimed at non-discrimination, there is a relationship between social inequality and access to pre-, intra-, and(More)
The aim of this paper is to deepen the understanding of depressed elderly persons' lived experiences of physical health problems. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 15 depressed elderly persons who suffer from physical health problems. A hermeneutic analysis was performed, yielding one main theme, living with stigma, and three themes:(More)
The aim of this study was to explore experiences of the meaning of family support among older persons with depressive ill-health. Data were collected from twenty-nine participants through semistructured interviews and analysed using interpretative hermeneutic and reflective methodology. The findings revealed a main theme, hovering between feelings of(More)
BACKGROUND Most depressed older people in a suicidal state have mixed feelings, where the wish to live and the wish to die wage a battle. AIMS To explore and describe depressed older people's experiences of being suicidal and their search for meaning. METHOD Data were collected from 29 participants resident in the Rogaland and Vestfold districts of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to illuminate mothers' fear of childbirth and their experiences of the team-midwifery care model during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. BACKGROUND Maternal anxiety and fear of childbirth lead to emotional suffering and affected women's well-being. A previous negative experience of childbirth may result in(More)
Depression has repeatedly been found to be a risk factor for completed suicide, particularly when coupled with a pervasive sense of hopelessness. The aim of this study was to evaluate depressed older persons' suicidal experiences. Data were collected by means of individual in-depth interviews with nine informants living in two districts of Norway. A(More)
This study describes and interprets midwives' and public health nurses' perceptions of their experiences of caring for young women during pregnancy and early motherhood. A number of studies suggest that teenage pregnancy is associated with many adverse psychological, physical, social, and financial outcomes. Multistage focus group interviews were conducted(More)