Going in the back door: rural African American women's experiences with reproductive healthcare, 2010

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Going in the back door: rural African American women's experiences with reproductive healthcare, 2010
Creator:
Pearson, Latessa Marie
Contributor to Resource:
Bradley, Josephine B.
Twining, Mary Arnold
Diamond, Beletia M.
Date of Original:
2010-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Arts (DA)H
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, Africana Women's Studies
The purpose of this research was to investigate salient factors that contributed to the deficient levels of maternity care received by African-American women in Leake County, Mississippi. Utilizing Three Levels of Racism and Structural and Non-Structural Barriers to Care as the conceptual framework, this study examined rural African American womens experiences with reproductive healthcare, revealing patterns and concerns related to the levels of care received by this community. Narrative Analysis and Grounded Theory were utilized in exposing the development of belief systems unique to this population of rural African-American women. The results of this study reveal several ideas and cultural patterns that respondents demonstrated during this study. Using Cultural Environmental Conditioning as part of theory development also exposed culturally specific themes. One such idiosyncratic theme is the Black Bottle Syndrome. This syndrome is prevalent as a means of explaining the level of care and suspicion that rural African-American women experienced in Leake County, Mississippi. This study provides a foundational background emphasizing the need for further research and model development relevant to specific minority populations. idiosyncratic theme is the Black Bottle Syndrome. This syndrome is prevalent as a means of explaining the level of care and suspicion that rural African-American women experienced in Leake County, Mississippi. This study provides a foundational background emphasizing the need for further research and model development relevant to specific minority populations.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2010_pearson_latessa_m
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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