Journal article

Support, sensitivity, satisfaction: Filipino, Turkish and Vietnamese women's experiences of postnatal hospital stay

J Yelland, R Small, J Lumley, PL Rice, V Cotronei, R Warren



OBJECTIVE: To assess Filipino, Turkish and Vietnamese women's views about their care during the postnatal hospital stay. DESIGN: Interviews were conducted with recent mothers in the language of the women's choice, 6-9 months after birth, by three bilingual interviewers. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred and eighteen women born in the Philippines (107), Turkey (107) and Vietnam (104) who had migrated to Australia. SETTING: Women were recruited from the postnatal wards of three maternity teaching hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and interviewed at home. FINDINGS: Overall satisfaction with care was low, and one in three women left hospital feeling that they required more support and assistance with..

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