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When childbirth becomes a tragedy: What is the role of hospital organization?

Authors
  • Cipolletta, Sabrina1
  • 1 University of Padua, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2018
Volume
23
Issue
7
Pages
971–981
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105316660182
PMID: 27458107
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In this autoethnographic study, I analyse my birthing event, in order to point out some relevant cultural aspects of the experience. I explore the role of expectations, childbirth place, medicalization and relationships with healthcare professionals and partner. My experience and the analysis of the context where childbirth takes place leads to the conclusion that hospital organization is central to women's experiences of giving birth, but the hospital culture is still too centred on the security that medical interventions guarantee, relegating people to a passive position. Health services should address personal agency, in order to guarantee more respectful childbirth care.

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