Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study

Background: Participation of woman in decision-making processes is one of the key indicators of an appropriate relationship between a woman and the health care professionals. This study aimed to recognize the factors facilitating respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth. Materials...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor, Fattaneh Mirzaee, Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi, Ali Taghipour
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2016-01-01
Series:Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Subjects:
Online Access:http://www.ijnmrjournal.net/article.asp?issn=1735-9066;year=2016;volume=21;issue=5;spage=449;epage=457;aulast=MirzaeeRabor
id doaj-9c6574de3f314273a52ed21f4191a065
record_format Article
spelling doaj-9c6574de3f314273a52ed21f4191a0652020-11-24T21:20:06ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsIranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research1735-90662016-01-0121544945710.4103/1735-9066.193389Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis studyFiroozeh MirzaeeRaborFattaneh MirzaeeKhadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadiAli TaghipourBackground: Participation of woman in decision-making processes is one of the key indicators of an appropriate relationship between a woman and the health care professionals. This study aimed to recognize the factors facilitating respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth. Materials and Methods: This paper employed a meta-synthesis on articles published in four biomedical databases including MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library. All qualitative studies published after 1990 and directly or indirectly discussing the women′s and the health care professional′s attitudes toward respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth were searched. Of 5372 citations, 95 full-text papers were considered, of which 14 satisfied the inclusion criteria. Results: In this meta-synthesis, initial codes were obtained through meticulous, line-by-line coding of the findings of the primary studies. Then, thematic synthesis was performed on the codes to search for concepts, and 20 descriptive themes were obtained in the second stage. Finally, through an inductive process, five new interpretations were obtained in the last stage of the thematic synthesis. These interpretations included confidence to health care providers, the central role of midwives in maintenance of women′s dignity, childbirth as a natural phenomenon, the impact of contextual conditions, and the political and human factors affecting the delivery management and women seek place of safety for childbirth. Conclusions: Studies suggested that midwifes have a central role in maintenance of women′s dignity and their experience of childbirth.http://www.ijnmrjournal.net/article.asp?issn=1735-9066;year=2016;volume=21;issue=5;spage=449;epage=457;aulast=MirzaeeRaborChildbirthdignityIranqualitative studythematic synthesis
collection DOAJ
language English
format Article
sources DOAJ
author Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor
Fattaneh Mirzaee
Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi
Ali Taghipour
spellingShingle Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor
Fattaneh Mirzaee
Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi
Ali Taghipour
Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Childbirth
dignity
Iran
qualitative study
thematic synthesis
author_facet Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor
Fattaneh Mirzaee
Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi
Ali Taghipour
author_sort Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor
title Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
title_short Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
title_full Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
title_fullStr Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
title_full_unstemmed Respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: A thematic synthesis study
title_sort respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth: a thematic synthesis study
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
issn 1735-9066
publishDate 2016-01-01
description Background: Participation of woman in decision-making processes is one of the key indicators of an appropriate relationship between a woman and the health care professionals. This study aimed to recognize the factors facilitating respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth. Materials and Methods: This paper employed a meta-synthesis on articles published in four biomedical databases including MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library. All qualitative studies published after 1990 and directly or indirectly discussing the women′s and the health care professional′s attitudes toward respect for woman′s decision-making in spontaneous birth were searched. Of 5372 citations, 95 full-text papers were considered, of which 14 satisfied the inclusion criteria. Results: In this meta-synthesis, initial codes were obtained through meticulous, line-by-line coding of the findings of the primary studies. Then, thematic synthesis was performed on the codes to search for concepts, and 20 descriptive themes were obtained in the second stage. Finally, through an inductive process, five new interpretations were obtained in the last stage of the thematic synthesis. These interpretations included confidence to health care providers, the central role of midwives in maintenance of women′s dignity, childbirth as a natural phenomenon, the impact of contextual conditions, and the political and human factors affecting the delivery management and women seek place of safety for childbirth. Conclusions: Studies suggested that midwifes have a central role in maintenance of women′s dignity and their experience of childbirth.
topic Childbirth
dignity
Iran
qualitative study
thematic synthesis
url http://www.ijnmrjournal.net/article.asp?issn=1735-9066;year=2016;volume=21;issue=5;spage=449;epage=457;aulast=MirzaeeRabor
work_keys_str_mv AT firoozehmirzaeerabor respectforwomansdecisionmakinginspontaneousbirthathematicsynthesisstudy
AT fattanehmirzaee respectforwomansdecisionmakinginspontaneousbirthathematicsynthesisstudy
AT khadigehmirzaiinajmabadi respectforwomansdecisionmakinginspontaneousbirthathematicsynthesisstudy
AT alitaghipour respectforwomansdecisionmakinginspontaneousbirthathematicsynthesisstudy
_version_ 1726003873246609408