The Resource Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women : experiences of six women in Western Sydney, B.L. Beale, (electronic resource)

Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women : experiences of six women in Western Sydney, B.L. Beale, (electronic resource)

Label
Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women : experiences of six women in Western Sydney
Title
Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women
Title remainder
experiences of six women in Western Sydney
Statement of responsibility
B.L. Beale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The use of mainstream maternity services by urban Aboriginal women is an important issue for health professionals, especially in the context of the recommended policies contained in the 'Shearman Report' (1989); Aboriginal mothers are much more likely to die in childbirth than are non-Aboriginal mothers and their excessive risk does not appear to have changed over the last two decades; the infant mortality rate is three times higher than for non-Aboriginal infants; it is important that Aboriginal women receive appropriate care from mainstream services which is culturally acceptable to them; searches of the literature revealed a dearth of information about urban Aboriginal women and their interaction with maternity services; therefore, this project aimed to discover the cultural needs of urban Aboriginal women who use mainstream maternity services; six Aboriginal women who were attending the ante-natal clinic at Daruk Aboriginal Medical Service were interviewed; analysis of the interviews showed 1) the women were proud of their Aboriginality, 2) traditional cultural mores related to childbirth had been lost, 3) breastfeeding had not been discussed fully with the women and was not actively promoted, and 4) experiences of racism were reported; three of the women in particular, had a positive energy towards their culture and 'women's business' which would be invaluable in setting up the recommendations of this thesis; the thesis includes the following recommendations and strategies for their implementation: 1. establishment of a discrete Aboriginal women's health unit in Western Sydney 2. provision of culturally acceptable education about pregnancy and childbirth 3. promotion of breastfeeding 4. education and encouragement for non-Aboriginal health professionals" [taken from abstract]
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NUWS:W
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Beale, B. L
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.Nurs.)(Hons)--University of Western Sydney, Nepean, 1996.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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University of Western Sydney, Nepean
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  • Daruk Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Congress Alukura
  • Shearman Report
  • University of Western Sydney, Nepean
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cultural awareness
  • Health services accessibility
  • Maternal health services
  • Phenomenology
  • Research
Label
Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women : experiences of six women in Western Sydney, B.L. Beale, (electronic resource)
Link
https://web.archive.org/web/20110307182252/http://arrow.uws.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uws:316
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Publication
Note
Title from electronic document (viewed 25/5/10)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Color
one color
Contents
Introduction; Relevant literature; Methodological issues; Being Aboriginal; Experiences during pregnancy and childbirth; breastfeeding; Summary and conclusions; Reference list; Appendices
Control code
000023980534
Dimensions
1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)224015305
Label
Maternity services for urban Aboriginal women : experiences of six women in Western Sydney, B.L. Beale, (electronic resource)
Link
https://web.archive.org/web/20110307182252/http://arrow.uws.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uws:316
Publication
Note
Title from electronic document (viewed 25/5/10)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Color
one color
Contents
Introduction; Relevant literature; Methodological issues; Being Aboriginal; Experiences during pregnancy and childbirth; breastfeeding; Summary and conclusions; Reference list; Appendices
Control code
000023980534
Dimensions
1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)224015305

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