L'expérience maternelle d'une hospitalisation prolongée avec alitement lors d'une grossesse à risque élevé

Authors: Côté, Mylène
Advisor: Leblanc, NancyBujold, Emmanuel
Abstract: The aim of this qualitative study was to describe the hospitalization experience of women with a high risk pregnancy on prolonged bedrest and their views of the prenatal care received. The research done on these two specific concepts is quite scarce as of today. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with eight French pregnant women who were placed on bedrest for an average of 30 days in a Quebec hospital. A phenomenological design (Giorgi 1997, 2009) was used for data analysis, from which 24 subthemes, seven themes, and two descriptive statements were obtained. The results of this study revealed the evolutionary and complex reality of mothers, who experience: 1) Going from an emotional state of shock to boredom, from chaos to reorganization and from a lack of knowledge to understanding; 2) Having to adapt to a new life with multiple restrictions, difficulties and fears; 3) Dealing with negative thoughts and emotions; 4) To continuously think of the future while living day-to-day. Women perceived their prenatal care as being fundamentally technical in nature. The care received was seen as being mostly technical, very routine and easy to accomplish according to the participants. They also point out patient requests occasionally forgotten and the absence of educational prenatal classes. The inconsistency in assigning the same nursing staff to the same hospitalized mothers is reported. Despite these unfortunate events or lacks in care, participants emphasize the presence of humanism, kindness and competency demonstrated by their caregivers. This qualitative study contributes to a deeper understanding of eight mother’s hospitalization experience and enhances the knowledge and awareness of caregivers caring for these women such as registered nurses. These clinical implications will help to humanize and improve the prenatal care of women on prolonged bedrest in a hospital setting.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2016
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/27085
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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