The client, Rashida, a twenty-eight year old multigravida, of Kenyan descent, attended her initial antenatal booking appointment, as per a referral from her GP, complying with the NICE (2008) antenatal care...
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There are many aspects of the scenario which are exclusively positive in enhancing and ensuring the correct care is given to the woman, however, there are other aspects which contradict this and are more negative. Using the husband to aid translation is an example of both a positive, and negative, aspect of the scenario. The husband helped Rashida understand important information, such as, the pattern to which maternity appointments conform, as well as allowing her to express any relevant medical history (NICE, 2008). In turn, this means that although Rashida cannot communicate directly with the health care professionals, she is exposed to the midwifery care that she is entitled to (NICE, 2010). Subsequently, Rashida’s health needs will be met as her routine antenatal appointments will provide education and support, as well as medical advice (NICE, 2008).
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