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The meaning of problem solving in critical situations

Danerek, Margaretha LU and Dykes, Anna-Karin LU (2001) In British Journal of Midwifery 9(3). p.179-186
Abstract
The objective was to explore the meaning of the phenomenon of problem solving in midwifery when the midwife is faced with a critical situation in the absence of an obstetrician or any physician. A qualitative method was used and critical incidents from delivery wards and/or antenatal clinics in the south of Sweden were narrated by midwives and transcribed verbatim. The interwievs were then analysed using a phenomenological method. Seven midwives, all with at least five years working experience of both antenatal and delivery ward work participated. Problem solving in midwifery showed itself to be a multifaceted phenomenon. Some of the facets were to listen, to assess, to make fast decisions, to possess knowledge and experience, to use... (More)
The objective was to explore the meaning of the phenomenon of problem solving in midwifery when the midwife is faced with a critical situation in the absence of an obstetrician or any physician. A qualitative method was used and critical incidents from delivery wards and/or antenatal clinics in the south of Sweden were narrated by midwives and transcribed verbatim. The interwievs were then analysed using a phenomenological method. Seven midwives, all with at least five years working experience of both antenatal and delivery ward work participated. Problem solving in midwifery showed itself to be a multifaceted phenomenon. Some of the facets were to listen, to assess, to make fast decisions, to possess knowledge and experience, to use intuition,to be able to identified a problem and find a solution, cooperation, engagement, purposefulness, concentration, euphoria, consideration and control. Knowledge about the meaning of problem solving in midwifery can influence the working team to sup (Less)
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  author       = {Danerek, Margaretha and Dykes, Anna-Karin},
  issn         = {0969-4900},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {179--186},
  publisher    = {Mark Allen},
  series       = {British Journal of Midwifery},
  title        = {The meaning of problem solving in critical situations},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2001},
}