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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101736
  • Midwifery
  • Qualitative—other

Dutch midwives perceive a mixture of rewards and difficulties when caring for non-western women

  1. Maggie Redshaw
  1. Policy Research Unit for Maternal Health and Care, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Maggie Redshaw, Policy Research Unit for Maternal Health and Care, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK; maggie.redshaw{at}npeu.ox.ac.uk

Commentary on:

Implications for standard and practice

  • This study is valuable for its particular focus on Dutch midwives’ experiences of working with and caring for non-western women.

  • The findings need to be bolstered by further research on the experiences of non-western women themselves in order to better understand their needs in the context of maternity care.

  • Midwives must be proactive and flexible and also need more time and resources to aid communication with non-western clients.

Context

Migration is a common event, with increasing numbers of migrants living in developed parts of the world. A range of studies have shown that the maternity healthcare …

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