Immigrant and Newcomer Women's Experiences of Maternity Services in Edmonton, Canada

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155910
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Presentation
Title:
Immigrant and Newcomer Women's Experiences of Maternity Services in Edmonton, Canada
Abstract:
Immigrant and Newcomer Women's Experiences of Maternity Services in Edmonton, Canada
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Higginbottom, Gina Marie Awoko, PhD, RN, RHV, RM, BA, (Hons), MA
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Zubia Mumtaz PhD, MPH, MBBS, Assistant Professor
Sophie Yohani PhD, MEd, BA, Assistant Professor
Yvonne Chiu BSc, Executive Director
Philomena Okeke-Ihejirika PhD, MSc, BEd, Professor
Patricia Paton MA, BA, Knowledge Management Consultant
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Where culturally-appropriate maternity care is not delivered studies demonstrate a negative trajectory of events ranging from simple miscommunication to life-threatening incidents (1). Purpose: To increase our understanding of how maternity services can better enable immigrant/minority women to have positive maternity experiences. In particular, we will deconstruct the ways in which exclusion, cultural norms and preferences, language and communication difficulties and socioeconomic and gendered disadvantage inter-relate. Methods: The study design utilizes a mixed methodological approach with four phases and is currently in phase two. Phase one incorporates secondary analysis of Maternity Experiences Survey (2009) data, specifically women's views regarding quality of maternity services. Additional Alberta specific data will be analyzed to improve understanding of maternity outcomes for immigrants. Phase two is a qualitative investigation, using in-depth interviews with immigrant women, health professionals, policy makers, immigrant advocates and community representatives in Edmonton (40 participants) and Brooks (40 participants). Qualitative data is being managed, classified and ordered with Atlas.ti software and analyzed using Roper & Shapira's (2) ethnographic analysis framework. A metasynthesis of evidence on immigrant women's experiences of maternity care will be performed in phase three. Integrated knowledge translational and transformative activities comprise phase four. Results: Data collection for the qualitative investigation in Edmonton is complete and findings will be shared. Conclusion/Implications: New information regarding maternity care, challenges facing health professionals, and policy concerns related to services provision will be ascertained. Critical factors in care delivery will be identified and policy and practice solutions generated. Key messages for improving services will be delivered to stakeholders to facilitate measurable impacts upon maternity care for immigrant women. References: 1) Meddings F, Haith-Cooper M 2008. Nursing Ethics, 15, 52-61; 2) Roper J, Shapira J 2000. Ethnography in nursing research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImmigrant and Newcomer Women's Experiences of Maternity Services in Edmonton, Canadaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155910-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Immigrant and Newcomer Women's Experiences of Maternity Services in Edmonton, Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Higginbottom, Gina Marie Awoko, PhD, RN, RHV, RM, BA, (Hons), MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gina.higginbottom@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Zubia Mumtaz PhD, MPH, MBBS, Assistant Professor<br/>Sophie Yohani PhD, MEd, BA, Assistant Professor<br/>Yvonne Chiu BSc, Executive Director<br/>Philomena Okeke-Ihejirika PhD, MSc, BEd, Professor<br/>Patricia Paton MA, BA, Knowledge Management Consultant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Where culturally-appropriate maternity care is not delivered studies demonstrate a negative trajectory of events ranging from simple miscommunication to life-threatening incidents (1). Purpose: To increase our understanding of how maternity services can better enable immigrant/minority women to have positive maternity experiences. In particular, we will deconstruct the ways in which exclusion, cultural norms and preferences, language and communication difficulties and socioeconomic and gendered disadvantage inter-relate. Methods: The study design utilizes a mixed methodological approach with four phases and is currently in phase two. Phase one incorporates secondary analysis of Maternity Experiences Survey (2009) data, specifically women's views regarding quality of maternity services. Additional Alberta specific data will be analyzed to improve understanding of maternity outcomes for immigrants. Phase two is a qualitative investigation, using in-depth interviews with immigrant women, health professionals, policy makers, immigrant advocates and community representatives in Edmonton (40 participants) and Brooks (40 participants). Qualitative data is being&nbsp;managed, classified and ordered with Atlas.ti software and analyzed using Roper &amp; Shapira's (2) ethnographic analysis framework. A metasynthesis of evidence on immigrant women's experiences of maternity care will be performed in phase three. Integrated knowledge translational and transformative activities comprise phase four. Results: Data collection for the qualitative investigation in Edmonton is complete and findings will be shared. Conclusion/Implications: New information regarding maternity care, challenges facing health professionals, and policy concerns related to services provision will be ascertained. Critical factors in care delivery will be identified and policy and practice solutions generated. Key messages for improving services will be delivered to stakeholders to facilitate measurable impacts upon maternity care for immigrant women. References: 1) Meddings F, Haith-Cooper M 2008.&nbsp;Nursing Ethics, 15, 52-61; 2) Roper J, Shapira J 2000. Ethnography in nursing research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:16:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:16:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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