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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/580304
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Report
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Phenomenology
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
The Social Construction of Medicalization of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Other Titles:
Medikalizacija nosečnosti in poroda kot družbena konstrukcija
Author(s):
Prosen, Mirko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon Xi-at-Large
Author Details:
Mirko Prosen, M.Sc., B.Org.Sc., RN, Senior Lecturer, e-mail: mirko.prosen at fvz.upr.si, faculty page www.fvz.upr.si; Upsilon Xi-at-Large Chapter
Abstract:
Pregnancy and childbirth in every society reflect societal values. During the last century (in Slovenia after World War II), medicine, medical interventions, and medical technology became indispensable elements of societal control over these otherwise natural phenomena. Based on Conrad and Schneiders’ sequential model of medicalization, we can confirm that in Slovenia both pregnancy and childbirth are medicalized. This raises three questions that need to be answered: how do women experience and accept medicalization through their own pregnancy and birth experiences and what is their relationship towards natural childbirth; how do medical staff working in obstetrics clinics perceive and experience the medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth and what is their attitude to natural childbirth; what is the extent of the medicalization of childbirth in Slovenia in comparison with other countries.
Keywords:
Medicalization
CINAHL Headings:
Medicine; Obstetrics; Midwifery; Women's Health; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Social Sciences
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2015
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2015
Citation:
Prosen, M. (2015). The social construction of medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/580304
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Description:
The research project was part of the doctoral thesis.
Note:
The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeReporten
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Phenomenologyen
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.titleThe Social Construction of Medicalization of Pregnancy and Childbirthen
dc.title.alternativeMedikalizacija nosečnosti in poroda kot družbena konstrukcijaen
dc.contributor.authorProsen, Mirkoen
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilon Xi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMirko Prosen, M.Sc., B.Org.Sc., RN, Senior Lecturer, e-mail: mirko.prosen at fvz.upr.si, faculty page www.fvz.upr.si; Upsilon Xi-at-Large Chapteren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/580304en
dc.description.abstractPregnancy and childbirth in every society reflect societal values. During the last century (in Slovenia after World War II), medicine, medical interventions, and medical technology became indispensable elements of societal control over these otherwise natural phenomena. Based on Conrad and Schneiders’ sequential model of medicalization, we can confirm that in Slovenia both pregnancy and childbirth are medicalized. This raises three questions that need to be answered: how do women experience and accept medicalization through their own pregnancy and birth experiences and what is their relationship towards natural childbirth; how do medical staff working in obstetrics clinics perceive and experience the medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth and what is their attitude to natural childbirth; what is the extent of the medicalization of childbirth in Slovenia in comparison with other countries.en
dc.subjectMedicalizationen
dc.subject.cinahlMedicineen
dc.subject.cinahlObstetricsen
dc.subject.cinahlMidwiferyen
dc.subject.cinahlWomen's Healthen
dc.subject.cinahlPregnancyen
dc.subject.cinahlChildbirthen
dc.subject.cinahlSocial Sciencesen
dc.date.available2015-10-22T21:23:37Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-22T21:23:37Zen
dc.identifier.citationProsen, M. (2015). The social construction of medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/580304en
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.identifier.citationProsen, M. (2015). The social construction of medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/580304en
dc.descriptionThe research project was part of the doctoral thesis.en
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.en
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