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Thesis
An Analysis of Major Issues for Culturally-Minded Professionals in Women's Health Care
(2019)
  • Victoria Clark, Liberty University
Abstract
Women's health care professionals, such as general physicians, obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, nurses, and doulas, in the US need to be aware of cultural issues and disparities. Minorities and migrant women experience cultural challenges and disparities when receiving health care in the US. Without cultural sensitivity, patient care is compromised. Pregnancy and childbirth practices vary widely by culture, and potential differences in perspectives, beliefs, and treatment of these are critical issues for women’s health care professionals to study. Female genital cutting (FGC), obstetric fistulas (OF), and female cancer are also discussed in this paper.
Keywords
  • women's health care,
  • health care professionals,
  • CQ,
  • midwives,
  • physicians,
  • obstetricians,
  • gynecologists,
  • cultural disparities,
  • pregnancy,
  • women,
  • medicine,
  • minorities,
  • immigrant,
  • female genital cutting,
  • obstetric fistula,
  • female health issues,
  • cancer,
  • patient care,
  • minority,
  • African Americans,
  • Hispanics,
  • Latinos,
  • childbirth
Publication Date
Spring April 23, 2019
Degree
Biomedical Sciences: Global Studies
Citation Information
Victoria Clark. "An Analysis of Major Issues for Culturally-Minded Professionals in Women's Health Care" (2019)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/victoria-clark/1/