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The research, design and development of a new breastfeeding chair

Jones, L. and Kendall, Sally (2011) The research, design and development of a new breastfeeding chair. In: Bryar, R. and Sinclair, M., eds. Theory for Midwifery Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 139-157. ISBN 978-0-230-21192-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:55243)

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Abstract

This chapter provides unique data on the design of a 'fit-for-purpose' chair for

breastfeeding mothers and demonstrates the value of multi-disciplinary team

working. In this chapter, the work undertaken by one of the authors (Lynn

Jones) for her PhD, supervised by Sally Kendall, is presented. The aim of the

research was to develop an understanding of the needs of breastfeeding

women in terms of a chair to provide the best support for them when they

were breastfeeding. The work brought together theory and knowledge from

the discipline of furniture design with theory relating to breastfeeding and case

study research, making use of qualitative methods of data collection. The

chapter demonstrates the necessity for a holistic and comprehensive assessment

of a human problem, and the process of development of solutions for

subsequent design and testing of a product that meets the assessed need.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Sally Kendall
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55243 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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