The experiences and meaning for UK-based African women after being diagnosed with HIV during their pregnancy
Treisman, K. 2011. The experiences and meaning for UK-based African women after being diagnosed with HIV during their pregnancy. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A provides a conceptual critical review of the literature pertinent to the consideration of Mothers living with HIV/AIDS (MLWHA), with a particular focus on African mothers. This review first highlights relevant contextual factors, including discussing prevalence rates and the current reconceptualisations of HIV. This is followed by theories and research relevant to MLWHA, whilst considering wider contextual, social and cultural factors. Thirdly, the theoretical links of the reviewed literature to coping models and strategies are made, and specific cultural factors considered. Finally, suggestions for future research are highlighted.
|Keywords||African, maternal HIV, refugee, asylum-seeking, pregnancy, mental health, women, interpretative phenomenological analysis|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||20 Oct 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|