Social support provided by nurses to recent mothers on a maternity ward.

@article{Tarkka1996SocialSP,
  title={Social support provided by nurses to recent mothers on a maternity ward.},
  author={Marja-Terttu Tarkka and M Paunonen},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1202-6}
}
The purpose of this study was to look at the social support provided by nurses on a maternity ward to recent mothers and to describe the mothers' experiences of their stay on the ward after childbirth. The data were collected with a questionnaire in a sample of 200 mothers giving birth at Tampere University Hospital. The questionnaire was specially designed for this study by the researcher on the basis of Kahn's (1979) theory of social support. Of the three categories of support identified in… CONTINUE READING

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