Middle Eastern Muslim women: Beliefs, behaviors, and expectations during childbirth

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291795
Title:
Middle Eastern Muslim women: Beliefs, behaviors, and expectations during childbirth
Author:
Guerra, Anna O'Bannon, 1949-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the beliefs, behaviors and expectations of immigrant Middle Eastern Muslim women during childbirth in Western health care systems. Ethnographic methods of personal narratives, semi-structured interviews, and field notes were used with a purposeful sample of seven informants. The informants represented diverse ethnic backgrounds from the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Palestine-Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. The multiparous women were students or wives of students from a southwestern university. Five informants compared their Western birth experiences with births in their home country. Religious and cultural beliefs influenced the numerous behaviors and expectations identified during phases of childbirth: early labor, active labor, delivery, and post-delivery. The informants shared reasons for not attending childbirth classes, methods to increase labor, preferences for labor without intervention, rituals at birth, specific expectations of the nurses, and others. Recommendations for culturally and religiously congruent nursing care were offered.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kay, Margarita A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMiddle Eastern Muslim women: Beliefs, behaviors, and expectations during childbirthen_US
dc.creatorGuerra, Anna O'Bannon, 1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuerra, Anna O'Bannon, 1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify and describe the beliefs, behaviors and expectations of immigrant Middle Eastern Muslim women during childbirth in Western health care systems. Ethnographic methods of personal narratives, semi-structured interviews, and field notes were used with a purposeful sample of seven informants. The informants represented diverse ethnic backgrounds from the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Palestine-Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. The multiparous women were students or wives of students from a southwestern university. Five informants compared their Western birth experiences with births in their home country. Religious and cultural beliefs influenced the numerous behaviors and expectations identified during phases of childbirth: early labor, active labor, delivery, and post-delivery. The informants shared reasons for not attending childbirth classes, methods to increase labor, preferences for labor without intervention, rituals at birth, specific expectations of the nurses, and others. Recommendations for culturally and religiously congruent nursing care were offered.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKay, Margarita A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342656en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592423en_US
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