An ethnographic study of communication challenges in maternity care for immigrant women in rural Alberta.

@article{Higginbottom2015AnES,
  title={An ethnographic study of communication challenges in maternity care for immigrant women in rural Alberta.},
  author={Gina M A Higginbottom and Jalal Safipour and Sophie C. Yohani and B. V. O'Brien and Zubia Mumtaz and Patricia Paton},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={297-304}
}
BACKGROUND many immigrant and ethno-cultural groups in Canada face substantial barriers to accessing health care including language barriers. The negative consequences of miscommunication in health care settings are well documented although there has been little research on communication barriers facing immigrant women seeking maternity care in Canada. This study identified the nature of communication difficulties in maternity services from the perspectives of immigrant women, health care… CONTINUE READING
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