Exploring Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology: a perfect fit for midwifery research

Miles, Maureen, Chapman, Ysanne, Francis, Karen and Taylor, Beverley 2013, Exploring Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology: a perfect fit for midwifery research, Women and birth, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 273-276, doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.06.003.

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Title Exploring Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology: a perfect fit for midwifery research
Author(s) Miles, Maureen
Chapman, Ysanne
Francis, Karen
Taylor, Beverley
Journal name Women and birth
Volume number 26
Issue number 4
Start page 273
End page 276
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013-12
ISSN 1878-1799
Keyword(s) Heidegger
Hermeneutics
Midwifery
Phenomenology
Qualitative research
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Nursing
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Summary BACKGROUND: Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology has been used widely to understand the meaning of lived experiences in health research. For midwifery scholars this approach enables deep understanding of women's and midwives' lived experiences of specific phenomena. However, for beginning researchers this is not a methodology for the faint hearted. It requires a period of deep immersion to come to terms with at times impenetrable language and perplexing concepts. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to assist midwives to untangle and examine some of the choices they face when they first come to terms with an understanding of this methodology and highlights the methodology's capacity to reveal midwifery authenticity and holistic practice. DISCUSSION: The illumination of a selection of various concepts underpinning hermeneutic phenomenology will inform midwives considering this methodology as suitable framework for exploring contemporary midwifery phenomena.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.06.003
Field of Research 111006 Midwifery
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Australian College of Midwives
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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