Women's perspective of maternity care in Cambodia

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dc.contributor.author Ith, P
dc.contributor.author Dawson, A
dc.contributor.author Homer, CSE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:53:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.identifier.citation Women and Birth, 2013, 26 (1), pp. 71 - 75
dc.identifier.issn 1871-5192
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23436
dc.description.abstract Background: Consideration of the needs of pregnant women and their ability and willingness to attend maternal services and pay for them is central to the provision of accessible and acceptable maternal care. Women's satisfaction with maternal services is poorly understood in many developing countries, including Cambodia in South East Asia. The objective of this study was to investigate women's perceptions and experiences of private and public skilled birth attendants, including midwives, during childbirth in Cambodia. Methods: A qualitative design using a naturalistic inquiry approach was undertaken to seek sensitive personal issue. Thirty individual in-depth interviews were conducted with women who had recently given birth at private and public health facilities in one province in Cambodia. Data were analysed using a thematic approach. Findings: Women's choice of health facility was influenced by their perceptions of safety and staff attitudes. Reported barriers to the effective utilisation of public maternity services were costs associated with the birth, staff attitudes and a lack of supportive care during labour and in the postpartum period. Although private health care is more expensive than public health care, some women reported a preference for private birth attendants as they perceived them to provide safer and more supportive care in labour. Conclusion: Women expect, but do not always receive humane, professional, supportive and respectful treatment from public skilled birth attendants. While the removal of unexpected costs and geographical barriers are important to increasing public maternity care and service utilisation, improvements in maternity services should focus on addressing provider attitudes and enhancing communication skills during labour, birth and the immediate postpartum period. © 2012 Australian College of Midwives.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.wombi.2012.05.002
dc.title Women's perspective of maternity care in Cambodia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Women and Birth
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 71 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 75 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 995146
dc.personcode 111637
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Cambodia
dc.description.keywords Maternity care
dc.description.keywords Safe birth
dc.description.keywords Skilled birth attendant
dc.description.keywords Staff attitude
dc.description.keywords Women
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)

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