A Relational Approach to Health Service Delivery Best Meets Needs of Indigenous Infants: Lessons Learned from Community Supports in Hamilton

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Author(s): Amy Wright, McMaster University; Rachel Bomberry, McMaster University; Olive Wahoush, McMaster University; Marilyn Ballantyne, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Chelsea Gabel, McMaster University; Susan M. Jack, McMaster University

Summary

Mothers typically act as gatekeepers to health care for their children, yet many Indigenous mothers report poor access to health services. Inadequate access to health services may contribute to the poor health outcomes experienced by Indigenous infants. Understanding how Indigenous mothers experience selecting and using health services to meet the health needs of their infants is important to informing how health services can best meet the needs of these families.
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Content Themes

Cultural Maternal Health