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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of for... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Controversial topics unearth deep-seated values about what is right or wrong. In the context of maternity care in high-income countries, freebirth - the deliberate decision to birth without professional attendance - has become one recent controversia... Read More about Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth..

Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. Presented at the 2024 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference (VIDM 2024), 4-5 May 2024, [virtual event].

Freebirth or unassisted birth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional in countries where maternity care is available and easily accessible. Empirical evidence on this practice is limited... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue..

Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Midwifery [online], 134, article number 104022. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2024.104022

Freebirth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional. Previous reviews have identified factors influencing women’s choice to freebirth, yet, there is limited evidence on what is the care ex... Read More about Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M. 2023. How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth? Presented at the 2023 RGU Graduate School module GSM011 poster competition, 18 August 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

Freebirth is a birth that happens intentionally without the attendance of a qualified health care professional - even when free, universal access to midwifery care is provided by public health care services. A systematic literature review on women's... Read More about How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth?.

I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M. 2023. I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research. Presented at the 2023 SNMPP (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Parademict Practice) Postgraduate research symposium, 25 May 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

Most research ethical guidelines acknowledge the central role of trust in the participant-researcher relationship. This has mainly been described unidirectionally, focusing on the impact of researcher's behaviours in building trust with participants,... Read More about I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research..

Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: protocol for a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. [Protocol] (2022)
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VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2022. Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: protocol for a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42022325482. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=325482

Freebirth is the deliberate choice to give birth at home without a regulated healthcare professional. It is also known as unassisted childbirth. While the choice to decline professional care refers mainly to the intrapartum period, women who freebirt... Read More about Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: protocol for a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. [Protocol].

Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., GRAF HEULE, P., MISCIOSCIA, E. and AMMANN-FIECHTER, S. 2022. Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network. Presented at the 2022 Education and research conference: ensuring every voice is heard: promoting inclusivity in education, research and midwifery care, 23-24 March 2022, Coventry, UK.

Embedding international learning experiences into midwifery curriculums can help students gain global intercultural perspectives. This can prepare them to become global advocates and leaders, who will address the wide variations in midwifery educatio... Read More about Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network..

International Student Midwives Network. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MISCIOSCIA, E., VELO HIGUERAS, M., AMMANN FIECHTER, S. and GRAF HEULE, P. 2021. International Student Midwives Network. Presented at 2021 Educating midwives: meeting future challenges, 10 November 2021, Manchester, UK.

This work elaborates and gives first experiences of the International Student Midwives Network, an international online student co-operation project first started in 2020 between Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK and Zurich University of Applied... Read More about International Student Midwives Network..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on higher education issues. The bulletin is available two-weekly and will contain news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our sixth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fifth themed issue in which we are focusing on gender issues. We have two guest speakers to provide a male and female perspective, and we have provided resources that address the oft-marginalised gender groups.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our third themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on practice matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources and best practice statements and guidelines concerning COVID-19.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 2. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 2. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our second themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on ethics in research and practice and we have scanned the many resources and upcoming funding calls which can be of help both for practitioners and researchers.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to the first of our bulletins regarding COVID-19 pertinent to health and social care staff. The aim is to provide a signposting resource for staff, educators and researchers in the North East of Scotland on items of interest gathered from the... Read More about North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1..

Placentofagia, ¿una opción mas? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., CAMPOS LÓPEZ, M.R. and RAMOS GARCÍA, I. 2013. Placentofagia, ¿una opción mas? Presented at the 2nd Congress of ANAMA (Asociación de Matronas de la Región de Murcia), co-located with 12th congress of FAME (Federación de Asociaciones de Matronas de España) 2013, 17-19 October 2013, Pamplona, Spain. Hosted on Blogger [online]. Available from: http://matronataurt.blogspot.com/2013/10/placentofagia-una-opcion-mas.html

Placentophagy is common practice in most mammals. Ancestral human being could have practiced it in the past, but they could stop doing it in some time in our evolutive history. In last few years, placentophagy is a trend, standing up for its potentia... Read More about Placentofagia, ¿una opción mas?.

¿Es el habito tabaquico un factor determinante en la lactancia materna? (2013)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., RAMOS GARCÍA, I., CORRILLERO MARTÍN, J. and JIMÉNEZ GÓMEZ, M.I. 2013. ¿Es el hábito tabáquico un factor determinante en la lactancia materna? Prevención del tabaquismom [online], 15(3), pages 121-127. Available from: https://issuu.com/separ/docs/revista_prevencion_del_tabaquismo__

The relationship between smoking and breastfeeding is still uncertain but it looks to make it difficult. The aim of this study is to clarify the evidence state about the smoking influence on breastfeeding. Evidence review was conducted in Cochrane Li... Read More about ¿Es el habito tabaquico un factor determinante en la lactancia materna?.

Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo desde la teoría de autocuidado de D. Orem. (2013)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., FAJARDO GALVÁN, D., CRUCES GONZÁLEZ, M., SÁNCHEZ MERINO, B. and SANTOS MUÑIZ, A. 2013. Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo desde la teoría de autocuidado de D. Orem. Revista ROL de enfermería [online], 36(5), pages 48-51. Available from: https://e-rol.es/producto/mayo-2013/

The aim of this article is to analyze the performance of Spanish co-operation from the perspective of Orem self-care theory, working from the hypothesis that international co-operation programmes function as total compensation systems. This was a des... Read More about Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo desde la teoría de autocuidado de D. Orem..

Neonatología: análisis ético desde la perspectiva de los cuidados centrados en el desarrollo. (2011)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M. 2011.Neonatología: análisis ético desde la perspectiva de los cuidados centrados en el desarrollo. Metas de enfermería [online], 14(6), pages 18-21. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/bdecdttu

Neonatology is a quite new discipline which has been developed at the same time that the tecnology evolution. Nowadays is possible to revive babies who would have died without any possibility of help just 30 years ago. But, what happens then? In the... Read More about Neonatología: análisis ético desde la perspectiva de los cuidados centrados en el desarrollo..