Concept Analysis Essay

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Peer-Reviewed Concept Analysis Article
Grand Canyon University
Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice: NUR-502

July 24, 2013

Peer-Reviewed Concept Analysis Article Woman-centered care in childbirth is the process in which a woman can make choices, be involved in, and has control over her care and relationship with her physician or midwife (Maputle & Donavon, 2013). Woman-centered care is a philosophy of care which gives priority to the wishes and needs of the female patient during labor, to improve the women’s ability to make informed choices about many aspects of their care and birthing process. The aim of concept analysis is to clarify meanings of similarity and identify multiple considerations for
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The concept was also relevant to childbirth care within the framework of the Batho Pele principles directed at a customer-focused approach. An extensive literature search of computerized databases and manual searches of online journals were also undertaken to ensure that characteristics associated with the concept of woman-centered care were included in the search terms. Literature-based analysis included specific disciplines, for example nursing, medicine, humanities and nursing management.

Process Steps and Results Standardized routines can also be viewed as part of the biomedical model, which has a dominant effect on health care as it serves mainly the relevance of midwives to their public roles during childbirth. The biomedical model is characterized by a concentration of information and decision-making in the hands of doctors and midwives, and to a lesser extent in those of women. The emphasis of the model is more on high technology, which leads to the loss of basic human care. Women are labeled according to their diagnoses, rather than being recognized as patients with needs that call for appropriate attention and responsiveness. Nevertheless, Pearson et al. (1998:37) affirm that the biomedical model is well developed and undoubtedly gives indispensable direction to midwifery practice. Application of Concept to a Practice Situation Hospitals that provide childbirth care frequently prescribe routines which are

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