The Qualitative Study Used For The Study Conducted By Oster, Mayan, And Toth

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The qualitative study used for the study conducted by Oster, Mayan, and Toth (2013) was ethnography. Ethnography is a method of describing a culture and the behaviours that are exhibited (Barroso & Cameron, 2013, p. 179). The limitation to utilizing this research method in Oster, Mayan, and Toth’s study, which primarily utilized focused ethnographies, is that the researchers may not involve participants from a similar community (2013). In order to address this aspect, the researchers should have conducted a Participatory Action Research (PAR), specifically Community-Based Participatory Research (Barroso & Cameron, 2013, p. 187). Like ethnography, PAR allows the researchers to work towards improving the health of their participants.…show more content…
Oster, Mayan, and Toth’s study found that every women interviewed had similar themes pertaining to diabetes and pregnancy, such as difficulty controlling blood sugar and overall health (2013). They also discovered the importance of improving pregnancy care in a way that will increase autonomy and available support systems (ie patient-centred approach) (Oster, Mayan, & Toth, 2013). These findings can help guide future nursing practice because from early on, nurses are taught the importance of patience-centred, strength-based care (Gottlieb, 2014). Improving strength-based care in indigenous communities will allow members with gestational diabetes, let alone any other health conditions to build upon person and community assets when they are working to improve health. This process will put patients at the centre of care and allow them to be more involved in their health care and thereby gain knowledge about all aspects of personal health (Gottlieb, 2014). Additionally, when implementing patient-centred care and working to promote health, it is crucial nurses and other healthcare providers involve Western medicine and culturally accepted methods of care. These methods may include cooking classes that prepare cultural dishes, developing a community vegetable garden, and implementing appropriate screening tools (Harris, Bhattacharyya, Dyck, Naqshbandi Hayward, & Toth, 2013; Health Canada, 2013).

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