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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335409
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
First-Time Fathers' Experiences During Childbirth in Taiwan
Author(s):
Pan, Wan-Lin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Wan-Lin Pan, RN, wanlimp@knjc.edu.tw
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to explore first-time fathers' experiences during their wives' childbirth in Taiwan. Methods: This qualitative study was undertaken using a grounded theory approach. We developed a semi-structured questionnaire for in-depth interviews conducted with 6 participants from hospital. Constant comparison, theoretical sampling, literature review, member checking and an expert panel were used to ensure research trust worthiness. A purposive sample of the fathers aged above 21 years who accompanied their wives throughout childbirth were recruited from the postnatal wards between one to seven days after the birth of their children. Results: The theme "Willing to participate in the birth and support their partner" was the core category for describing and guiding the process of childbirth. During this process,'"Mixed feelings", "healthcare professional needed", "want to guard and support the couple", "'the decision to se epidural analgesia during labor or not " and "long wait times and feeling helpless." was found to affect the 'first-time fathers' significantly. This study discovered that a prevalent lack of a standardized protocol to prepare and support first-time fathers. Conclusion: Childbirth was experienced as a mutually shared process for the couple. Overall, the fathers were faced their weak but mixed feelings while striving to participate in the childbirth. Fathers also worry about the woman and the baby so they need explanations about normal changes as well as possible complications. It is important for fathers to be prepared and to feel needed, which relevance for professional support. Fathers need to be knowed, seen and encouraged by healthcare professionals, who have to acknowledge and support their significant position.
Keywords:
qualitative study; first-time fathers; childbirth
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST87
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFirst-Time Fathers' Experiences During Childbirth in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorPan, Wan-Linen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsWan-Lin Pan, RN, wanlimp@knjc.edu.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335409-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to explore first-time fathers' experiences during their wives' childbirth in Taiwan. Methods: This qualitative study was undertaken using a grounded theory approach. We developed a semi-structured questionnaire for in-depth interviews conducted with 6 participants from hospital. Constant comparison, theoretical sampling, literature review, member checking and an expert panel were used to ensure research trust worthiness. A purposive sample of the fathers aged above 21 years who accompanied their wives throughout childbirth were recruited from the postnatal wards between one to seven days after the birth of their children. Results: The theme "Willing to participate in the birth and support their partner" was the core category for describing and guiding the process of childbirth. During this process,'"Mixed feelings", "healthcare professional needed", "want to guard and support the couple", "'the decision to se epidural analgesia during labor or not " and "long wait times and feeling helpless." was found to affect the 'first-time fathers' significantly. This study discovered that a prevalent lack of a standardized protocol to prepare and support first-time fathers. Conclusion: Childbirth was experienced as a mutually shared process for the couple. Overall, the fathers were faced their weak but mixed feelings while striving to participate in the childbirth. Fathers also worry about the woman and the baby so they need explanations about normal changes as well as possible complications. It is important for fathers to be prepared and to feel needed, which relevance for professional support. Fathers need to be knowed, seen and encouraged by healthcare professionals, who have to acknowledge and support their significant position.en
dc.subjectqualitative studyen
dc.subjectfirst-time fathersen
dc.subjectchildbirthen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:51:48Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:51:48Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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