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Table 1 Overview of study participants

From: Villains or victims? An ethnography of Afghan maternity staff and the challenge of high quality respectful care

Type of interview


Background interviews

19 Afghans

22 non-Afghans

Semi-structured interviews

1 hospital manager

5 obstetrician/gynaecologists

6 resident doctors (year 1–4 of residency programme)

2 senior midwives

8 midwives (6 months–10 years’ experience)

1 care assistant

Informal group discussions

Group of obstetrician/gynaecologists

Group of resident doctors

Group of midwives and nurses

Group of care assistants

Community focus group discussions

FGD1, 6 female members of an extended family

FGD2, 10 women from very poor area of Kabul