Patients need to receive the same kind of information about the same issue from each professional

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The questionnaire has been developed from a validated instrument “Womens Experience of Maternity Care” (author - National Health Service, (Great Britain, 2019) and adapted to the situation in Latvia. The permission to use it has been obtained from authors. The questionnaire is meant for women regardless of their health status during the perinatal period or who have no co-morbidities, diagnosed in perinatal period of care. The questionnaire is designed to find out patients' experiences of receiving healthcare and its compliance with the guidelines, identifying potential problems and creating opportunities to correct them. There were 50 patients in Maternity Hospital postpartum unit interviewed. 12 of them were women living with HIV.
One of five main comment themes was - patients felt the need to receive the same kind of information about the same issue from all health care professional regardless of staff changes on call.
The women point out that they have no problems with content in communication process during intranatal period, at labor unit. The problem with different kind of information about the same matter is emerging in postpartum period, at maternity unit.
There is different kind of knowledge and professional skills among health care professionals, even if they work in the same field, the same hospital and the same unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-273
Number of pages9
JournalSOCIETY. INTEGRATION. EDUCATION. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2021 - RTA , Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 28 May 202129 May 2021


  • Communication, medical personnel, perinatal health care, women`s experience

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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