A qualitative study of the experience of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care for physicians.

Deborah A. McNeil, Monica Vekved, Siobhan M. Dolan, Jodi Siever, Sarah Horn, Suzanne C. Tough

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Abstract

This study sought to understand the central meaning of the experience of group prenatal care for physicians who were involved in providing CenteringPregnancy through a maternity clinic in Calgary, Canada. The study followed the phenomenological qualitative tradition. Three physicians involved in group prenatal care participated in a one-on-one interview between November and December 2009. Two physicians participated in verification sessions. Interviews followed an open ended general guide and were audio recorded and transcribed. The purpose of the analysis was to identify meaning themes and the core meaning experienced by the physicians. Six themes emerged: (1) having a greater exchange of information, (2) getting to knowing, (3) seeing women get to know and support each other, (4) sharing ownership of care, (5) having more time, and (6) experiencing enjoyment and satisfaction in providing care. These themes contributed to the core meaning for physicians of "providing richer care." Physicians perceived providing better care and a better professional experience through CenteringPregnancy compared to their experience of individual prenatal care. Thus, CenteringPregnancy could improve work place satisfaction, increase retention of providers in maternity care, and improve health care for women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS6
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume13 Suppl 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Prenatal Care
Physicians
Interviews
Job Satisfaction
Ownership
Workplace
Canada
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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A qualitative study of the experience of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care for physicians. / McNeil, Deborah A.; Vekved, Monica; Dolan, Siobhan M.; Siever, Jodi; Horn, Sarah; Tough, Suzanne C.

In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 13 Suppl 1, S6, 2013.

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McNeil, Deborah A. ; Vekved, Monica ; Dolan, Siobhan M. ; Siever, Jodi ; Horn, Sarah ; Tough, Suzanne C. / A qualitative study of the experience of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care for physicians. In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2013 ; Vol. 13 Suppl 1.
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