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Hermeneutic phenomenology: a methodology of choice for midwives

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posted on 2013-08-01, 00:00 authored by Maureen Miles, K Francis, Y Chapman, B Taylor
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.

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Journal

International journal of nursing practice

Volume

19

Issue

4

Pagination

409 - 414

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1440-172X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Wiley Publishing Asia

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