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The experiences of African women giving birth in Brisbane, Australia

Murray, Linda, Windsor, Carol A., Parker, Elizabeth A., & Tewfik, Odette (2010) The experiences of African women giving birth in Brisbane, Australia. Health Care for Women International, 31(5), pp. 458-472.

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Abstract

Our purpose in this research was to uncover first-person descriptions of the birth experiences of African refugee women in Brisbane, Australia, and to explore the common themes that emerged from their experiences. We conducted semistructured interviews with 10 African refugees who had given birth in Brisbane. Essences universal to childbirth such as pain, control, and experiences of caregivers featured prominently in participants’ descriptions of their experiences. Their experiences, however, were further overshadowed by issues such as language barriers, the refugee experience, female genital mutilation (FGM), and encounters with health services with limited cultural competence.

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ID Code: 38137
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1080/07399330903548928
ISSN: 0739-9332
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:30

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