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Cultural Security in the Perinatal Period for Indigenous Women in Urban Areas: A Scoping Review

Marriott, Rhonda, Strobel, Natalie A., Kendall, Sally, Bowen, Angela, Eades, Anne-Marie, Landes, Jasmin K., Adams, Claire, Reibel, Tracy (2019) Cultural Security in the Perinatal Period for Indigenous Women in Urban Areas: A Scoping Review. Women and Birth, 32 (5). pp. 412-426. ISSN 1871-5192. (doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2019.06.012) (KAR id:75408)

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Ten journal databases plus grey literature and theses databases were searched for relevant material dated 1986-2018. Articles were included if they were about Indigenous women from Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA; care was provided anytime during the perinatal period, in an urban area; and cultural security (or variations of this term) were used.


The scoping review results showed substantial qualitative evidence on Indigenous women’s experience during the perinatal period in urban areas. In-depth analysis of these studies is required to inform future practice and policy on what works and what needs improvement. Culturally secure midwifery care shows promising results.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.wombi.2019.06.012
Uncontrolled keywords: Indigenous, cultural security, urban, perinatal, scoping review
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Meg Dampier
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 16:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:00 UTC
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