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ERIC Number: EJ803999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Photo Essay: A Visual Research Method for Educating Obstetricians and Other Health Care Professionals
Quinn, Gwendolyn P.; Albrecht, Terrance L.; Mahan, Charles; Bell-Ellison, Bethany A.; Akintobi, Tabia Henry; Reynolds, Beth; Jeffers, Delores
Qualitative Report, v11 n2 p229-250 Jun 2006
When it comes to issues related to low-income women seeking early, adequate, or continuous prenatal care, the public health and medical communities continue to tell women to take responsibility for their actions. Rarely are messages aimed at providers. To help physicians see how factors in their offices and clinics can affect service utilization, the photo essay, a visual qualitative research strategy was developed using low-income minority and disenfranchised women who had recently given birth or were near to giving birth. Eight photo essays were completed. Together, the narratives, in collaboration with the photos, provided an opportunity for physicians to hear and observe women, as consumers, as they expanded their descriptions of their prenatal care experience. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A