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Culturally sensitive perinatal care for southeast Asians.
College of Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287-2602, USA.
This article presents strategies for providing perinatal care to Southeast Asians living in the United States and Canada. The population is described, and attention is paid to how their past and continued lifestyle contribute to health problems. Traditional healing beliefs and practices, especially those pertaining to childbearing, are discussed. A demonstration project in Long Beach, California, is described as a model for delivering culturally sensitive care.