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dc.contributor.authorLee, N
dc.contributor.authorKildea, S
dc.contributor.authorStapleton, H
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-23T02:17:52Z
dc.date.available2021-09-23T02:17:52Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2017.07.016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408258
dc.description.abstractObjective To explore midwives’ experiences of administering sterile water injections (SWI) to labouring women as analgesia for back pain in labour. Design A qualitative study, which generated data through semi-structured focus group interviews with midwives. Data were analysed thematically. Setting Two metropolitan maternity units in Queensland, Australia. Participants Eleven midwives who had administered SWI for back pain in labour in a randomised controlled trial. Findings Three major themes were identified including: i. SWI, is it an intervention?; ii. Tough love, causing pain to relieve pain; iii. The analgesic effect of SWI and impact on midwifery practice. Key conclusions Whilst acknowledging the potential benefits of SWI as an analgesic the midwives in this study described a dilemma between inflicting pain to relieve pain and the challenges encountered in their discussions with women when offering SWI. Midwives also faced conflict when women requested SWI in the face of institutional resistance to its use. Implications for practice The procedural pain associated with SWI may discourage some midwives from offering women the procedure, providing women with accurate information regarding the intensity and the brevity of the injection pain and the expected degree of analgesic would assist in discussion about SWI with women.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom80
dc.relation.ispartofpageto86
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMidwifery
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.keywordsChildbirth experience
dc.subject.keywordsLabour
dc.subject.keywordsMidwifery practice
dc.subject.keywordsMidwives
dc.subject.keywordsProcedural pain
dc.title‘Tough love’: The experiences of midwives giving women sterile water injections for the relief of back pain in labour
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLee, N; Kildea, S; Stapleton, H, ‘Tough love’: The experiences of midwives giving women sterile water injections for the relief of back pain in labour, Midwifery, 2017, 53, pp. 80-86
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-21
dc.date.updated2021-09-23T02:15:45Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorStapleton, Helen


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