Annemarie Heath

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OBJECTIVE to understand both men's and women's beliefs and attitudes regarding public maternity and newborn services, care and quality. DESIGN qualitative, cross-sectional, retrospective study with an observation arm, using community-based participatory research as both the mechanism of enquiry and catalyst for change. SETTING four urban neighbourhoods(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI), weight gain in pregnancy, and newborn birth weight on route of delivery and induction of labor in patients receiving nurse-midwifery care. This retrospective cohort study examined the outcomes of 1500 consecutively delivered women who were cared for by two(More)
A cross-cultural team consisting of US trained academic midwife researchers, Dominican nurses, and Dominican community leaders have partnered in this international nursing and midwifery community-based participatory research (CBPR) project in the Dominican Republic to understand the community experience with publicly funded maternity services. The purpose(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the process of decision making by auxiliary nurses regarding postpartum bleeding among women in the Dominican Republic. DESIGN An ethnographic qualitative design of semistructured interviews and participant observation. PARTICIPANTS Twenty four auxiliary nurses on a maternity unit of a referral hospital in the Dominican Republic.(More)
The contribution of midwifery care to positive health outcomes has been acknowledged both nationally and internationally, yet currently there are insufficient numbers of midwives and nurses to meet the maternal-infant health needs around the globe. Project ADAMES, (ADelante, Asegurando Madres E Infantes Sanos; in English: Onward! Assuring Healthy Mothers(More)
There are multiple challenges in adhering to the principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), especially when there is a wide range of academic preparation within the research team. This is particularly evident in the analysis phase of qualitative research. We describe the process of conducting qualitative analysis of data on community(More)
Primary family caregivers cannot always physically be there to care for aging relatives; they may live in another state or even another country. By developing a care partnership, however, with a provider and the older relative, long-distance caregivers can be assured that relatives get the care they need from qualified and effective providers.
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