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dc.contributor.supervisor Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Sang, Esther Cherotich
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-04T18:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-04T18:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4991
dc.description.abstract Despite recommendations by the World Health Organization on the utilization of skilled health care providers, women living in rural Kenya still use other services such as those offered by traditional birth attendants (TBAs). The role of TBAs in health service delivery has been shaped by political, economic and cultural influences. However, the literature reveals few instances where TBAs have been invited to share perceptions about their potential to enhance health for childbearing families in rural Kenya. An exploratory naturalistic inquiry design was used to guide interviews with five participants in this study. The findings reveal how the TBAs’ work is transitioning from traditional to more modern methods of support for childbearing women, to align more effectively with formal health care services. The findings will assist TBAs to integrate more fully with the health care team while providing an opportunity to create or strengthen policies that support their work. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject health care accessibility en_US
dc.subject informal healthcare en_US
dc.subject maternal health en_US
dc.subject rural Kenya en_US
dc.subject TBA training en_US
dc.subject traditional birth attendants en_US
dc.title Traditional birth attendants in rural Kenya : practices and roles in transition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0380 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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