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dc.contributor.authorHaith-Cooper, Melanie*
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Rose*
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-20T17:13:26Z
dc.date.available2016-01-20T17:13:26Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHaith-Cooper M and McCarthy R (2015) Striving for excellence in maternity care: The Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(9) 648-652.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7690
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractAsylum-seeking and refugee (AS&R) women living in the UK often have complex health and social care needs, with poor underlying mental and physical health and an increased risk of negative pregnancy outcomes. Despite this, AS&R women are less likely to attend for timely maternity care and when they do, care may be poor, with staff not understanding their specific needs and displaying poor attitudes. This article discusses the Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary and how this charity aims to work with statutory and voluntary sector maternity-related services and groups to develop services that are inclusive for AS&R women and meet their specific needs. Volunteer AS&R women are central to the activities of the Maternity Stream and this article discusses how they engage with midwives and other maternity workers to facilitate the development of services that may ultimately improve pregnancy outcomes for AS&R women.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights© 2015 Mark Allen Healthcare. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
dc.subjectPregnant women
dc.subjectAsylum seekers
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectRefugee women
dc.subjectVoluntary sector
dc.subjectMaternity services
dc.subjectMaternity care
dc.subjectMaternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary
dc.titleStriving for excellence in maternity care: The Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2015-11
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.648
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T13:54:08Z


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