Obedience and conformity in clinical practice

Caroline J. Hollins Martin, Peter Bull

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Abstract

This study analyzes the psychological processes involved when a midwife accepts directions from a senior person. A representative sample of 20 midwives were recruited from 7 maternity units in North Yorkshire. An inductive thematic analysis was used to interpret interview data. Results showed that midwives respond to social influence from senior people using two processes: obedience and/or conformity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-509
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume16
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • midwifery
  • health psychology
  • conformity
  • clinical practice

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Hollins Martin, C. J., & Bull, P. (2010). Obedience and conformity in clinical practice. British Journal of Midwifery, 16(8), 504-509.
Hollins Martin, Caroline J. ; Bull, Peter. / Obedience and conformity in clinical practice. In: British Journal of Midwifery. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 504-509.
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In: British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 16, No. 8, 01.08.2010, p. 504-509.

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