Asia-Pacific women's experiences of stillbirth: a metasynthesis of qualitative literature

Cheer, Karen (2016) Asia-Pacific women's experiences of stillbirth: a metasynthesis of qualitative literature. Health Care for Women International, 37 (8). pp. 889-905.

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Literature related to Asia–Pacific women's lived experiences of stillbirth was reviewed through metasynthesis of selected empirical studies. An overarching construct of "interconnectedness" between complex experiences influenced by cultural and systemic factors became apparent. Four experiential themes emerged: "acts of accusation," "rocky relationships," "entangled emotions," and "routines of reconciliation." These were influenced by two systemic factors: "contexts of culture" and "health care matters." Women's sociocultural experiences and their engagement with health care systems influenced how they managed and reconciled their loss. This study contributes to the literature on women's experiences of stillbirth, furthering theory creation and generating future research agendas.

Item ID: 41212
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1096-4665
Keywords: metasynthesis; stillbirth experiences; Asia-Pacific; qualitative research
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 00:06
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470212 Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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