Stories: Using a narrative research approach in exploring stories about childbirth.

Leamon, J., 2009. Stories: Using a narrative research approach in exploring stories about childbirth. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 19 (2), pp. 169-174.

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This article explores how the use of stories relating the experiences of women and midwives can be used in research to better understand the individual importance of these experiences and possibly, their wider implications for care. While we are all familiar with the use of stories to recount events, this may be more in relation to fictional anecdotes rather than academic enquiry. In recent years there has been a proliferation in gathering stories for use as narrative research which informed the work for my Educational Doctorate (Leamon 2001). This article reflects on the different but familiar forms of stories and then considers how these can be applied as a narrative research method.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0961-5555
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health
ID Code:10283
Deposited By:Dr Jen Leamon
Deposited On:16 Nov 2010 08:44
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:10

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