Helping women: The use of Heron's framework in midwifery practice

Tennant, Julie and Butler, Margaret (2007) Helping women: The use of Heron's framework in midwifery practice. British Journal of Midwifery, 15 (7). pp. 425-428. ISSN 0969 4900

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Communication and relationships are central to contemporary agendas such as 'partnerships' and have been aligned to the defining features of a 'good' midwife. This article discusses the use of Heron's (2001) Six Category Intervention Analysis as a framework for the midwife to use in a helping relationship with women. The framework is described and examples of its use in midwifery practice are outlined and current research is explored. Emerging issues such as the context of practice, emotional competence and self-awareness are debated in relation to the use of interventions in practice. Implications for practice consider the need for support for midwives and students to develop both the necessary skills and to reflect upon 'self'. The need for research within a midwifery context is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:38

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