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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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:||14 Nov 2010 23:35|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:30|
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