Aboriginal Birth: Psychosocial or Physiological Safety

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dc.contributor.author Chamberlain, Marie en_US
dc.contributor.author Kariminia, Azar en_US
dc.contributor.author Moyer, Alwyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Barclay, Kate en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:47:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-14T07:47:23Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:47:23Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2004004523 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chamberlain Marie et al. 2001, 'Aboriginal Birth: Psychosocial or Physiological Safety', CAPERS, vol. 10, no. 3 & 4, pp. 81-85. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1038-023X en_US
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. en_US
dc.publisher CAPERS en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Aboriginal Birth: Psychosocial or Physiological Safety en_US
dc.parent Birth Issues en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
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 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024123 en_US
dc.personcode 970648 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024124 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024125 en_US
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

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