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Immigrant women’s food choices in pregnancy: perspectives from women of Chinese origin in Canada (2017)
Journal Article
Higginbottom, G., Vallianatos, H., Shankar, J., Safipour, J., & Davey, C. (in press). Immigrant women’s food choices in pregnancy: perspectives from women of Chinese origin in Canada. Ethnicity and Health, doi:10.1080/13557858.2017.1281384. ISSN 1355-7858

Objective: Following migration, pregnant immigrant women may encounter social, cultural, and economic challenges that negatively affect their food choices and subsequent health outcomes. Culturally appropriate health care is crucial during the perina... Read More

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation decisions in the emergency department: an ethnography of tacit knowledge in practice (2016)
Journal Article
Brummell, S., Seymour, J., & Higginbottom, G. M. (2016). Cardio pulmonary resuscitation decisions in the emergency department: an ethnography of tacit knowledge in practice. Social Science and Medicine, 156, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.022. ISSN 0277-9536

Despite media images to the contrary, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in emergency departments is often unsuccessful. The purpose of this ethnographic study was to explore how health care professionals working in two emergency departments in the UK, ma... Read More

Understanding South Asian Immigrant Women's Food Choices in the Perinatal Period (2016)
Journal Article
Higginbottom, G. M., Vallianatos, H., Shankar, J., Davey, C., & Osswald, B. (2016). Understanding South Asian Immigrant Women's Food Choices in the Perinatal Period

Background: Food practices throughout the perinatal period have a profound influence on the health and wellbeing of a mother and her child. Following migration, pregnant immigrant women bring with them culturally-situated beliefs about appropriate ea... Read More

Immigrant women’s experiences of maternity-care services in Canada: a systematic review using a narrative synthesis (2015)
Journal Article
Higginbottom, G. M., Morgan, M., Alexandre, M., & Chiu, Y. (2015). Immigrant women’s experiences of maternity-care services in Canada: a systematic review using a narrative synthesis. Systematic Reviews, 4, doi:10.1186/2046-4053-4-13. ISSN 2046-4053

Background: Canada’s diverse society and its statutory commitment to multiculturalism means that a synthesis of knowledge related to the healthcare experiences of immigrants is essential to realise the health potential for future Canadians. Although... Read More

Immigrant women’s experiences of maternity services in Canada: a meta-ethnography (2013)
Journal Article
Higginbottom, G. M., Hadziabdic, E., Yohani, S., & Paton, P. (2014). Immigrant women’s experiences of maternity services in Canada: a meta-ethnography. Midwifery, 30(5), doi:10.1016/j.midw.2013.06.004. ISSN 0266-6138

Objective: to synthesise data on immigrant women's experiences of maternity services in Canada. Design: a qualitative systematic literature review using a meta-ethnographic approach. Methods: a comprehensive search strategy of multiple databases wa... Read More