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Nurses’ care, doctors’ cure and patients’ gratification: therapeutic relationships in medicalized motherhood practices in hospitals

Mohamad Diah, Nurazzura and Rehman, Adeela (2021) Nurses’ care, doctors’ cure and patients’ gratification: therapeutic relationships in medicalized motherhood practices in hospitals. Psychology and Education, 58 (4). pp. 158-170. ISSN 0033-3077

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The aim of this study was to understand the doctor-patient-nurses relationship with respect to their therapeutic interaction build up during the treatment process. The medicalization of childbirth has remarkably changed women's experiences of the transition to motherhood. Medicalization has significant influence on women's perceptions of pregnancy and childbirth. The present study employed qualitative research design under which phenomenological inquiry was carried out. Qualitative approach was chosen as the appropriate design to explore the experiences of healthcare services from the users’ and providers’ outlook. The participants of the study comprise of 20 patients utilizing the outpatients and indoor healthcare services in PIMS and FGPC hospitals in Islamabad. To triangulate the study, the interviews were also conducted two Nursing Superintendents (one from each public hospital), six doctors (three from each hospital) including specialist consultants, medical officers and postgraduate trainee doctors. Thematic analysis technique was used to describe and interpret the information gathered from the field. The study highlighted doctor-patient interaction in three ways; instrumental, expressive and communicational. The findings also illustrated nursing care and their roles have significant impact on patients’ experiences and satisfaction with the process of care delivery and health services. It is concluded that the process of measuring healthcare services determines on whether a patient receives ample and efficient care. By highlighting women's energetic contributions to the medicalized nature of care at hospitals, motherhood is perceived as an alternative to analyses of medicalization that is inclined to outlook women either as powerless sufferers or as dynamically opposing medicalization.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2612/89280
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motherhood, Medicalization, Nurses’ care, Doctor’s Cure, Health system, doctor-patient relationship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1 Sociology (General and theoretical)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1106 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM701 Social systems
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM711 Groups and organizations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM826 Social institutions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA960 Medical Centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 11:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89280

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