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Applying a participatory approach to the promotion of a culture of respect during childbirth

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, July 2016
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Title
Applying a participatory approach to the promotion of a culture of respect during childbirth
Published in
Reproductive Health, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0186-0
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Authors

Hannah L. Ratcliffe, David Sando, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Guerino Chalamilla, Ana Langer, Kathleen P. McDonald

Abstract

Disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth is a topic of growing concern and attention globally. Several recent studies have sought to quantify the prevalence of D&A, however little evidence exists about effective interventions to mitigate disrespect and abuse, and promote respectful maternity care. In an accompanying article, we describe the process of selecting, implementing, and evaluating a package of interventions designed to prevent and reduce disrespect and abuse in a large urban hospital in Tanzania. Though that study was not powered to detect a definitive impact on reducing D&A, the results showed important changes in intermediate outcomes associated with this goal. In this commentary, we describe the factors that enabled this effect, especially the participatory approach we adopted to engage key stakeholders throughout the planning and implementation of the program. Based on our experience and findings, we conclude that a visible, sustained, and participatory intervention process; committed facility leadership; management support; and staff engagement throughout the project contributed to a marked change in the culture of the hospital to one that values and promotes respectful maternity care. For these changes to translate into dignified care during childbirth for all women in a sustainable fashion, institutional commitment to providing the necessary resources and staff will be needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 205 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 18%
Researcher 27 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 9%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 37 18%
Unknown 48 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 45 22%
Social Sciences 29 14%
Psychology 9 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 1%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 56 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2021.
All research outputs
#5,233,942
of 19,862,278 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#584
of 1,250 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,012
of 275,855 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#6
of 13 outputs
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