Perinatal mental ill health - the experiences of women from ethnic minority groups

WATSON, Helen and SOLTANI, Hora (2019). Perinatal mental ill health - the experiences of women from ethnic minority groups. British Journal of Midwifery, 27 (10), 642-648.

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This study aimed to investigate ethnic minority women’s experiences and opinions of perinatal mental health problems and the provision of perinatal mental health support services. An exploratory survey was undertaken using a questionnaire. Quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics and a simple thematic analysis was used for the qualitative data. A total of 51 responses from women of 14 different ethnic minority backgrounds were analysed. Women from minority ethnic groups face barriers to seeking help for perinatal mental ill health as a result of ongoing stigma and the poor attitudes and behaviours of health professionals and inappropriately designed services. Future interventions should focus on providing adequate cultural competency for health care professionals and ensure that all women are able to access culturally appropriate spaces to talk and be listened to within community settings and wider services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1110 Nursing; Nursing
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Page Range: 642-648
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 10:43
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:27

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