Perinatal Regionalization: Giving Birth and Far from Home, Experiences of Alaskan Mothers

The primary aim of this qualitative study is to increase understanding of how perinatal regionalization is experienced among women from rural Alaskan communities. The secondary aim is to explore the perspectives of the health professionals who provide perinatal care. The specific study objectives are as follows: (1) To gain understanding about how Alaskan women experience the process of giving birth away from home, including the time prior to leaving their home, the time spent away from home, and what happens once they return back, including the social and economic aspects related to this period of time (2) To gain insight about how women perceive their birthing options, perinatal care needs, and perinatal regionalization in general, including its perceived benefits and disadvantages (3) To enquire about how doctors and healthcare professionals view and understand the impact (positives and challenges) of perinatal regionalization on women, and to explore their perspectives on the history of this practice to better understand the medical and historical context in which perinatal regionalization in Alaska is situated

Prosjektbeskrivelse med vedlegg


  • p806


Intern fremleggelse - Ja1 fil

NSD - Ja 2 filer

Tidspunkt for anonymisering og sletting av dataene

  • Anonymisering: mai 2020

REK - Ikke behov

The project falls beyond the mandate of the Health Research Law, as confirmed by the Internal Quality Management Committee of the Master's Program in International Community Health. Please refer the attached statement from the Internal Quality Management Committee.

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Christina Brux Mburu

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for samfunnsmedisin og global helse



  • Studentprosjekt – Bachelor-, master- eller spesialistoppgave

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Nei


  • Ja


  • Start: august 2019
  • Slutt: mai 2020
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