Hermeneutic phenomenology: a methodology of choice for midwives

Miles, Maureen, Francis, Karen, Chapman, Ysanne, and Taylor, Beverley (2013) Hermeneutic phenomenology: a methodology of choice for midwives. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19 (4). pp. 409-414.

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Abstract

Hermeneutic phenomenology has been used widely by researchers to understand lived experiences. This methodology asserts that individual people are as unique as their life stories. The practice of midwifery is underpinned by a philosophy that values women and the uniqueness of their child-bearing journey. The tenets of hermeneutics phenomenology align with those of contemporary midwifery practice, making it a useful research methodology for providing insights into issues relevant to the profession. The purpose of this paper is to unravel some foundational concepts of hermeneutic phenomenology and recommend it as a methodology of choice for midwives to apply to their application to midwifery-in-action.

Item ID: 49374
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-172X
Keywords: Heidegger; hermeneutics; midwifery; phenomenology; qualitative research
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 01:11
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 100%
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