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Pages: 4408-4413
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

IMMIGRANT WOMAN'S MATERNITY EXPERIENCES IN PORTUGAL: UNFULFILLED EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CARE BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

A. Rocha1, E. Coutinho2, A. Leite Silva3, J. Duarte2, C. Chaves2, P. Nelas2, O. Amaral2, V. Parreira4

1Centro Hospitalar Tondela Viseu (PORTUGAL)
2Escola Superior de Sa├║de de Viseu (PORTUGAL)
3Universidade de Aveiro (PORTUGAL)
4Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto (PORTUGAL)
Motherhood is a unique phenomenon in the life of the woman / couple, family and community and the transition to the assumption of new roles, the role of mother and father, is not always smooth, creating new challenges for the woman/couple. Living the maternity process in migratory context is doubly challenging. Concurrently with the changes inherent to motherhood a woman/couple is faced with the associated impacts of family and support network uprooting, and the confrontation of the particularities of a new culture and country. Because of these singularities, these challenges are more pronounced in migrant women, and anxiety, fear, and lack of support can hamper the transition to the role of mother. In the interaction with healthcare professionals, each woman constructs expectations about them, which may lead to a negative, even traumatic experience, when unfulfilled. Thus, it is important to know the expectations of every woman, in order to be able to pursue them, and aiming for the promotion of inclusive policies in cultural diversity. This study aims to identify the unrealized expectations of immigrant women during maternity, related to the care of health professionals. The study is qualitative exploratory-descriptive, using semi-structured interviews and Bardin's content analysis, categorization of verbatim of semi-structured interviews with 60 immigrant women living in Portugal, supported by NVivo 10. The results showed that the unrealized expectations are associated mostly with communication and clarification of doubts, followed by, in a smaller representation, by the professional attitude, help and support, work experience, the presence of professionals and the presence of an interpreter.
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author = {Rocha, A. and Coutinho, E. and Leite Silva, A. and Duarte, J. and Chaves, C. and Nelas, P. and Amaral, O. and Parreira, V.},
title = {IMMIGRANT WOMAN'S MATERNITY EXPERIENCES IN PORTUGAL: UNFULFILLED EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CARE BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {4408-4413}}
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TI - IMMIGRANT WOMAN'S MATERNITY EXPERIENCES IN PORTUGAL: UNFULFILLED EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CARE BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
PY - 2015
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JO - 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2015 Proceedings
SP - 4408
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A. Rocha, E. Coutinho, A. Leite Silva, J. Duarte, C. Chaves, P. Nelas, O. Amaral, V. Parreira (2015) IMMIGRANT WOMAN'S MATERNITY EXPERIENCES IN PORTUGAL: UNFULFILLED EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CARE BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 4408-4413.
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