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Irene Galeano: El saber de una partera tradicional del Magdalena medio

DOI: 10.4321/S1132-12962008000400014

Keywords: midwifel, biographic narration, childbirth, culture.

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madeleine leininger in her theory of multicultural infirmary emphasizes coherence, participation, system of values and patient?s treatment as well. for this reason infirmary must find strategies allowing the concept of sensibility and the awareness people have of their health problems in order to deal with their own urban context and their needs for self care through a biographic narration. the patients have the opportunity to express their true reality and mainly their own experience about health and illness - process. the purpose of this article is to reveal experiences narrated by the protagonist (an urban midwife) from the magdalena region, "a colombian area". this true story is full of believes and unique cultural details from the rural region of the department (state) of antioquia where they set methods for woman?s care during delivery and after it.

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