Transition to parenthood. (Research unwrapped: critical appraisal)

Wray, J 2010, 'Transition to parenthood. (Research unwrapped: critical appraisal)' , The Practising Midwife, 13 (8) , pp. 42-44.

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This months research unwrapped centres upon an appraisal of a qualitative study undertaken in the UK a few years ago by Deave et al and published in 2008. I have chosen this paper for two reasons firstly to highlight an excellent open access resource BioMed Central (by following the doi link above you will go straight to the paper) and secondly because in my view the actual topic researched is very interesting. We know that becoming a parent is a major life changing event. As such it is a time of huge psychological and social adjustments (McCourt, 2006) one that Deave et al suggest is inadequately prepared for. Much of my own research has focused around postnatal care and so I was particularly drawn to this study. In fact I am sure that my reasons for selecting Deave et al mirror those of student’s choices in seeking out research that was easy to access and was of personal interest. In support Brettle and Grant (2004) recognise that in searching for information access and relevance are key issues to finding evidence for practice.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: The Practising Midwife
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1461-3123
Depositing User: Dr Julie Wray
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 10:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:34

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