Childbearing Practices of Chinese women
This chapter presents the childbearing practices of Chinese women within the context of their cultural worldviews. It discusses these practices within their social and historical contexts so that these practices are not seen to have developed purely from superstitions. This discussion highlights both the potentially positive and negative aspects of these practices so that the health care practitioner can evaluate the practices within the context of current practitioner/client encounters.
- Profile of the Chinese
- Chinese beliefs about health and illness
- Hot, cold, dirt and poison aspects of childbearing
- Are childbearing practices rational?
- Implications for care