Shaping the midwifery profession in Nepal

Shaping the midwifery profession in Nepal

Authored by: Bogren MU, Berg M , Edgren L , van Teijlingen E , Wigert H
Published date: October 1, 2016
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This qualitative study explores the establishment of a midwifery profession in Nepal. The identified facilitators for this establishment in Nepal are (1) a common goal and (2) a desire to collaborate, whilst the barriers are (1) different political interests and priorities, (2) competing interests of the nursing profession and societal views, (3) divergent academic opinions on a midwifery profession, and (4) insufficient communication. The results also showed that Nepalese society cannot distinguish between nursing and midwifery and that the public support for a midwifery profession was hence minimal.