Culturally‐induced stress during childbearing: The Pilipino‐American experience

Phyllis Noerager Stern, Virginia Peterson Tilden, Eleanor Krassen Maxwell

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Findings from 161 interviews and 400 hours of observation indicate an increase in psychological stress for women of Pilipino origin in Western health care settings. Both communication breakdown and mutual ignorance of health care beliefs interfere with psychological processes of pregnancy and also with health teaching. Suggested nursing interventions are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-81
Number of pages15
JournalIssues in Health Care of Women
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health Professions(all)


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