Aboriginal Birth: Psychosocial or Physiological Safety

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dc.contributor.author Chamberlain, M
dc.contributor.author Barclay, K
dc.contributor.author Kariminia, A
dc.contributor.author Moyer, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:47:23Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:47:23Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation Birth Issues, 2001, 10 (3 & 4), pp. 81 - 85
dc.identifier.issn 1038-023X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6488
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness and stimulate discussion and research into maternity care options for Aboriginal women living in remote areas of Australia and Canada. These two countries have similar situations in that some communities are so remote that emergency medical care requires the use of aircraft. In addition, both countries have, since the 1970s, adopted policies for the transfer of mothers in late pregnancy to hospitals in urban centres. For many Aboriginal families this policy has been far from ideal. As a result, some Aboriginal women fail to seek early health care when pregnant. In order to counteract this, it is necessary to offer culturally sensitive maternity care that Aboriginal women will accept. The results of an evaluation of a birthing centre in the Canadian Arctic will be presented along with a range of birthing choices for remote area Aboriginal women and their families. Some of these options have already been initiated by some midwives. This paper challenges health service providers to identify the method of maternity health services required by Aboriginal families and provide creative solutions to meet those needs in a safe and cost effective way.
dc.publisher CAPERS
dc.title Aboriginal Birth: Psychosocial or Physiological Safety
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Birth Issues
dc.journal.volume 3 & 4
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 3 & 4 en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 81 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 85 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 970648
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Aboriginal, pregnancy, birth, Australia, Canada, transfer, birthing centre en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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