J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1997 Nov-Dec; 26(6): 665-71.
Caring for childbearing Korean women.
School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.
This article examines the traditional and modern cultural elements that may influence the health behaviors of the childbearing Korean woman and suggests ways to provide culturally sensitive care. The first author, born and raised in Korea, shares her reflections of culture and examples of clinical situations in Korea. Implications for nursing care are addressed through specific cultural prescriptions. Do's and don'ts are presented to foster culturally appropriate care for Korean childbearing women.