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New Spaces and Possibilities: The Adjustment to Parenthood for New Migrant Mothers

DeSouza, Ruth

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Abstract

Migrant women who become new mothers in New Zealand say their cultural needs are often not met or understood by health professionals. Funded by the New Zealand Families Commission "Blue Skies Fund", the researchers interviewed 40 Chinese, Korean, South African, British, American, Indian, Palestinian and Iraqi women about their experience of pregnancy and birth in New Zealand.The report's author Ruth DeSouza of AUT University's Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research, makes a range of recommendations as a result of the study. These include making improvements to support services and communication, providing translations of relevant information, and above all the development of an enhanced degree of cultural comptence amongst service providers.

Document type: Book
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 16 February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Subjects: Neuseeland, Einwanderer, Geburt, Ethnomedizin
Uncontrolled Keywords: Migration , Mutterschaft , Medizinethnologie, Migration , Migrant , Motherhood , Medical Anthropology
Subject (classification): Medicine
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: CASAS Online Papers: Ethnic Plurality and Health
Volume: 3
Additional Information: Erstveröffentlichung unter: http://www.casas.org.uk

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