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Developing Cutting Edge Birth Unit Design: A Feasibility Study

Project Member(s): Foureur, M., Homer, C., Pandolfo, B.

Start year: 2010

Summary: This study will explore video ethnography as a method of observing and analysing the effect of birth unit design on communication and behaviour.


Foureur, M & Harte, JD 2017, 'Salutogenic Design for Birth' in Kopec, D (ed), Health and Well-Being for Interior Architecture, Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 108-122.

Harte, D, Homer, CS, Sheehan, A, Leap, N & Foureur, M 2017, 'Using video in childbirth research: ethical approval challenges', Nursing Ethics, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 177-189.
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FOR Codes: Midwifery, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences, Women's Health, Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication