Expectancies and reality gap about the hospital accommodation and orders among patients in Maternity Hospital

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Gather the women’s, who are living with and without HIV experience about intranatal and postnatal health care in the last childbirth. There was conducted a pilot study in process of creating of the PhD thesis research “Quality of perinatal health care and it`s influencing factors for patients who are living with HIV in Latvia” carried out in Maternity hospital postpartum unit, using the structured questionnaire. There were interviewed 50 patients,12 of them were women living with HIV.  The questionnaire is meant for woman regardless of their health status during the perinatal period or co-morbidities outside this period of care. In the questionnaires comment section there were identified five main theme blocks. One of them, which will be described further, was women`s expectancies and reality gap about the hospital accommodation and orders. Regardless of HIV status women at the postpartum period had concerns about different kind of information from the medical personal in their antenatal care about hospital, where women planned to go for childbirth, accommodations and orders. They noted that they had not received clear information beforehand on the rules and procedures in both the maternity ward and the postnatal ward. Women also noted that some of unexpected rules made them feel frustrated and disturbed to feel joy about their childbirth process and newborn. For example, rule what forbids to leave labor unit during childbirth. Regardless of the HIV status, all women during the antenatal health care period are seeking for clear information about rules and event order in their expectant births and postpartum period at the Maternity home. At the moment there is a reality gap between received information and reality at hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
Conference number: 8


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare
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Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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