Fiona MacVane Phipps

Senior Research Fellow (Midwifery), University of Salford

Part 2: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

The final phase of the BaSICS project was designed as qualitative descriptive research (Sandelowski, 2000; Chafe, 2017). Reporting on this project made use of the participants' own words to provide...

Part 1: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

This paper uses qualitative description (Chafe, 2017) with liberal use of low-inference descriptors to report on the final qualitative phase of the BaSICS study by presenting the experiences of study...

698 mothers and babies, 38 390 nappy changes: what did we learn?

With the advent of disposable nappies and baby wet wipes, nappy area care may seem simple and straightforward. However, there are still unanswered questions about IDD such as why some babies seem more...

Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation in children in the UK

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also referred to as ‘cutting’ (World Health Organization (WHO), 2018), has become an area of increasing concern in the UK and other developed countries due to...

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