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Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter contains the preliminaries to Asian Mothers, Western Birth. The preface has been written by Dr. Pranee Liamputtong Rice, of the Latrobe University School of Public Health. A listing of th...e contents is provided, as well as a foreword and a list of contributor biographies.
Pregnancy & Birth in Intercultural Setti...ngs
eChapter  1
Added: 05/07/2009
In this introduction, rituals of birth and confinement are discussed, drawing attention to both the commonalities and the differences among Asian women....
Women Born in Asia: Their Obstetric Prof...iles - a Victorian Study
eChapter  2
Added: 05/07/2009
This chapter reports a retrospective study of obstetric profiles of Asian mothers as a collective group. It aims to provide an overall picture of mothers who were born in Asia and who had a baby in Vi...ctoria in the ten-year period from 1982 to 1991.
Antenatal & Birthing Beliefs & Practices... of Cambodian Women
eChapter  3
Added: 05/07/2009
This chapter provides information on the beliefs and practices of Cambodian women in relation to birthing and antenatal care, and how these affect their lifestyle when living in a new country with a h...ealth care system completely unlike the one they have departed from.
Childbirth and Health: Cultural Beliefs ...and Practices among Cambodian Women
eChapter  4
Added: 05/07/2009
Every society provides a system of knowledge and behaviors for coping with the life crisis of childbirth. In different cultures, pregnancy, birth and a period after birth are each, therefore, experien...ced differently. This chapter explores the beliefs and experiences of Cambodian women.
Antenatal and Postnatal Maternity Care f...or Vietnamese Women
eChapter  5
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter considers the encounters between healthcare providers and Vietnamese women in childbearing situations. The women's background is first studied, followed by Vietnamese practices in these s...ituations. A discussion of the two attitudes attempts to reconcile the differences by means of changes in practice.
Childbearing Practices of Chinese women
eChapter  6
Added: 06/07/2009
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, and provide...s some advice on practice implications for midwives caring for Chinese women.
Birth in a New Country
eChapter  7
Added: 06/07/2009
Australia’s population is ethnically diverse, with communities from over 100 different birthplaces. This diversity has created new challenges in the delivery of healthcare services, and this chapter... explores these issues through a major study conducted by Katherine Cape.
When I Had My Baby Here!
eChapter  8
Added: 06/07/2009
In this chapter the experiences of several Hmong and Vietnamese women who had their babies in Australian maternity hospitals are examined. The chapter is divided into three main areas: pregnancy, birt...h and confinement, and presents a valuable perspective on the impact of culture upon childbirth.
The Challenge of Migrant Motherhood: The... Childrearing Practises of Chinese First-Time Mothers in Australia
eChapter  9
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter concerns the experiences of 20 Chinese migrant women who became mothers for the first time in their adopted country of Australia. Being a first-time mother is challenging enough, but bein...g a first-time mother and a migrant, even more so.
Maternal-Infant Health Beliefs and Infan...t Feeding Practices: The Perception and Experience of Immigrant Vietnamese Women
eChapter  10
Added: 05/07/2009
This chapter reports the results of a major cultural study by the author. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the women’s perceptions and lived experience of their health beliefs a...nd infant feeding practices, and how changes occurred through a process of adaptation following immigration to a new country.
Explanatory Models about Maternal and In...fant Health and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome among Asian-born Mothers
eChapter  11
Added: 05/07/2009
In this chapter, we explore explanatory models of maternal and infant health among Asian-born women living in Victoria, Australia. Emphasis is placed upon issues such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a...nd its impact upon families.
Life Chances: Issues of Childrearing and... Poverty Among Asian Immigrants
eChapter  12
Added: 05/07/2009
This chapter considers issues of childbirth and childrearing for a group of Asian immigrant and refugee families from diverse backgrounds and income groups, but with a particular focus on those living... on low incomes and within the context of the ‘Life Chances’ study conducted in 1990.
Perceptions and experiences of Antenatal... care among Lao, Cambodian and Vietnamese Women, The
eChapter  13
Added: 05/07/2009
Antenatal care is a main factor in preventing low birth weight as well as other difficult pregnancy outcomes. Studies have revealed that disadvantaged groups are least likely to utilise antenatal care.... This chapter examines this experience from the perspective of Laotian women.
Can he be Born on Tuesday, Doctor?: Trad...itional and Changed Beliefs and Practices Related to Birth among Thai Women in Australia
eChapter  14
Added: 05/07/2009
This chapter is based on an ethnographic study of cultural beliefs and practices regarding childrearing among Thai women living in Australia. It is based on interviews with 30 Thai women who have expe...rienced childbirth in either Thailand or Australia, and provides a valuable perspective for all midwives.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 22/06/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Asian Mothers, Western Birth - New Edition. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is include...d and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Child Health and Childrearing: Tradition...al and Changed Patterns Among Hmong Women
eChapter  15
Added: 01/07/2009
This chapter is based on research in Australia among Hmong women who are refugees from Southeast Asia and who have migrated to Australia since 1975, but particularly in the last ten years. The Hmong h...ave a unique cultural perspective on the care of the newborn.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter provides a preliminary introduction to Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. Emphasising the concepts of caring and dignity, the authors outline the themes, motivation and need for the ...book, and list the biographies of contributing authors.
Aged Care Nursing
eChapter  1
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter provides a basic overview of aged care nursing, including the skills needed by nurses who are routinely required to undertake assessment of residents and other elderly people. It also exa...mines the skills needed to assess, analyse and plan care.
Nursing Assessments
eChapter  2
Added: 11/05/2009
Assessments are an essential prerequisite to caring for frail and elderly people. Conducting a proper assessment is a complex and important task, and it must be undertaken with a complete understandin...g of the components involved. This chapter reviews the elements of best practice for conducting an assessment in an aged care environment.

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