Socioeconomic status and its effect on pregnancy and childbirth : paramedic considerations in the prehospital setting

Lightowler, Sarah & Devenish, Scott (2014) Socioeconomic status and its effect on pregnancy and childbirth : paramedic considerations in the prehospital setting. In Paramedics Australasian International Conference 2014, 18-20 September 2014, Gold Coast, QLD.

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Abstract

This poster aims to identify the role that socioeconomic status plays in determining poor health outcomes in pregnancy and childbirth. It brings to light the limitations and complications that a person in a lower socioeconomic society may face, and the effect that this possibly has on the health of the mother and child. A review of the peer reviewed literature was undertaken which identified three key areas relating to pregnancy in lower socioeconomic areas. These were social and emotional matters, lifestyle factors and financial issues. Particular focus has been put on understanding these issues from a paramedic perspective and how this can assist in both the treatment and education of patients in the pre-hospital environment. While there has been sufficient research into the three individual areas highlighted in the literature which affect pregnant patients living in lower socioeconomic communities, this poster has drawn these topics together to create an overview of a subject which is complex and multifaceted.

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ID Code: 81414
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pre-hospital, pregnancy, socio-economic status, child birth
ISSN: 2202-7270
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Paramedics Australasia
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2015 23:32
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 21:51

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