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OCLC number
711935196
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Author
Adongo, Louise.
Title
Exploring Black women's experiences of hysterectomy.
Degree
M.A.H.S.R. -- Dalhousie University, 2009
Publisher
Ottawa :Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothè€que et Archives Canada,[2010]
Description
2 microfiches
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
Black feminist theory and interpretative phenomenology were used to explore the lived experience, essence and structure of having an elective hysterectomy for Black women living in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. During semi-structured interviews, seven 'indigenous' African Nova Scotian women shared: what hysterectomy meant to them, how they approached decision-making, their experiences of care, treatment and recovery, as well as the importance of a diversity of supports including informational, social and financial supports. This research highlights the important, and under-researched, role of spirituality as a support tool, workplace support, and adverse emotional impact of the hysterectomy experience for women who had not borne children. Black women's voices and ideas for change are a critical contribution to efforts in improving clinical practice, service access, service use and experiences of women facing these health care problems. Epidemiological studies would contribute critical data on incidence of elective hysterectomy within this community.
ISBN
9780494501122
049450112X
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