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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experience of couples who have had a home birth. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A phenomenological approach was used to provide an understanding of the human experience of home birth in Western Australia. The research design consisted of a field study, in which 10 parent couples were(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe women's perceptions of care in Western Australian birth centres following a previous hospital birth. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS an exploratory design was used to study the care experiences of 17 women recruited from three Western Australian birth centres. Data were obtained from in-depth interviews that explored women's(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether an antenatal teaching session on position and attachment of the baby on the breast had an effect on postnatal nipple pain, nipple trauma and breast feeding duration. The study was planned as a pilot study to allow an adequate sample size to be calculated for a larger study. DESIGN An observer blind experimental design was used.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the experience of ten couples who have had a home birth in Western Australia. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Using a phenomenological approach, ten parent couples were interviewed and three home-birth videos observed. Of the ten couples, four discussed their first child's home birth. The remaining six couples had three or four(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe women's perceptions of care in Western Australian birth centres following a previous hospital birth. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS an exploratory study was undertaken to examine the care experiences of women from three Western Australian birth centres. Data were obtained from 17 women whose interviews were audio-recorded and(More)
In the remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia, community nurses administer almost all childhood vaccines. This paper discusses the immunisation education, knowledge and practice of this group of nurses. This research was part of a larger Kimberley immunisation study. The first phase investigated the immunisation cover and timing of vaccine(More)
This study examined whether a formal invitation to have greater involvement in the nursing home care of their relatives resulted in increased satisfaction in former care-givers. The conceptual framework guiding the study was based on Roy's Adaptation model of Nursing (Roy 1984, 1989), since it was believed that the intervention might aid the adaptation of(More)
In a brief passage, David Lewis derives from quantum-theory a dilemma regarding the explanation of chance events which he tries to solve by first distinguishing plain from contrastive why-questions, and then arguing that with respect to chance events, only plain why-questions have answers. His brevity warrants elaboration and critique. I endorse his(More)