“Doing magic with very little” : Barriers to Ghanaian midwives' ability to provide quality maternal and neonatal care

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Ismaila, Yakubu, Bayes, Sara and Geraghty, Sadie. (2019) “Doing magic with very little” : Barriers to Ghanaian midwives' ability to provide quality maternal and neonatal care. International Journal of Childbirth. 9(4), pp. 211-224. https://doi.org/10.1891/IJCBIRTH-D-19-00028
AuthorsIsmaila, Yakubu, Bayes, Sara and Geraghty, Sadie
Abstract

PURPOSE
This study identified barriers that affected Ghanaian midwives' ability to provide quality care to prevent maternal and neonatal mortality.

DESIGN
Glaserian Grounded Theory was the framework of this study. Interviews were conducted with 33 participants from 10 facilities in seven districts in one region in southern Ghana.

FINDINGS
Midwives are committed to do their best to provide quality care to women and newborns. Barriers to their care included a lack of resources of care, unsupportive facility management, and client related barriers.

CONCLUSIONS
Measures to reduce barriers for midwives to provide quality care must improve health financing at a national and facility level; the encouragement of supportive supervision and management at a facility level; and actions to enhance midwife engagement with clients and communities.

Keywordsmidwives; quality of care; maternal health; neonatal health; barriers; LMICs
Year2019
JournalInternational Journal of Childbirth
Journal citation9 (4), pp. 211-224
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
ISSN2156-5287
2156-5295
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1891/IJCBIRTH-D-19-00028
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85088456417
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range211-224
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Deposited19 Mar 2021
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