An exploratory metasynthesis of midwifery practice in the United States.

@article{Kennedy2003AnEM,
  title={An exploratory metasynthesis of midwifery practice in the United States.},
  author={Holly Powell Kennedy and Amy L Rousseau and Lisa Kane Low},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={203-14}
}
OBJECTIVES To conduct a metasynthesis of six qualitative studies of midwifery care and process; identify common themes and metaphors among the six studies for further exploration and theory development; and create a framework for further metasynthesis of qualitative studies of midwifery practice in the USA. DESIGN A qualitative metasynthesis to analyse, synthesise, and interpret six qualitative studies on the process and practice of midwifery care. SAMPLE AND SETTING Hospital, birth centre… CONTINUE READING