Urban Indigenous mothers' experiences with postnatal nursing care in Southern Alberta: a Blackfoot methodology

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Crosschild, Chloe
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences
This is a study of Indigenous maternal child health in colonial Canada. The central tasks of this study were to determine how urban Indigenous mothers' experiences with postnatal nursing care shaped their relationship with urban health services; and, how urban Indigenous mothers engaged in daily acts of resurgence in colonial spaces. Specifically, this study engaged with the stories and lived experiences of seven Blackfoot mothers with postnatal nursing care in Southern Alberta. This thesis focused on identifying gaps in maternal child health for urban Indigenous mothers and recommended strategies to close the gaps in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women while engaging an Indigenous research methodology (IRM) in the context of promoting decolonial approaches in nursing research.
Indigenous women -- Health and hygiene , Indigenous peoples -- Alberta , Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene , Maternal health services -- Alberta , Postnatal care , Prenatal care