Re-examining authoritative knowledge in the design and content of a TBA training in India

Saravanan, Sheela, Turrell, Gavin, Johnson, Helen, Fraser, Jennifer and Patterson, Carla Maree (2012) Re-examining authoritative knowledge in the design and content of a TBA training in India. Midwifery, 28 1: 120-130. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2011.04.006


Author Saravanan, Sheela
Turrell, Gavin
Johnson, Helen
Fraser, Jennifer
Patterson, Carla Maree
Title Re-examining authoritative knowledge in the design and content of a TBA training in India
Journal name Midwifery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-6138
1532-3099
Publication date 2012-02-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2011.04.006
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 120
End page 130
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Since the 1990s, the TBAtraining strategy in developing countries has been increasingly seen as ineffective and hence its funding was subsequently reallocated to providing skilled attendants during delivery. The ineffectiveness of training programmes is blamed on TBAs lower literacy, their inability to adapt knowledge from training and certain practices that may cause maternal and infant health problems. However most training impact assessments evaluate post-trainingTBA practices and do not assess the training strategy. There are serious deficiencies noted in information on TBAtraining strategy in developing countries. The design and content of the training is vital to the effectiveness of TBA training programmes.
We draw on Jordan's concept of ‘authoritativeknowledge’ to assess the extent to which there is a synthesis of both biomedical and locally practiced knowledge in the content and community involvement in the design of TBAatraining programme in India.
Keyword TBA training content and design
Authoritative knowledge
Birthing practices
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 24 October 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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