Do Referrals Work? Responses of Childbearing Newcomers to Referrals for Care
Référence bibliographique 
Carnevale, Franco A., Clausen, Christina, Gagnon, Anita J., Jeannotte, Julie, Oxman-Martinez, Jacqueline et Saucier, Jean-François. 2010. «Do Referrals Work? Responses of Childbearing Newcomers to Referrals for Care ». Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 12, p. 559-568.
Intentions : «The current study aimed to explore the inhibitors and facilitators of migrant women for following through with these referrals with a vision toward ultimately developing an intervention to address this reduced access issue.» (p. 560)
Questions/Hypothèses : «What are the inhibitors and facilitators to women with a range of migration histories recently giving birth following through on referrals made in the community by nurses for additional care for their baby and/or themselves?» (p. 560)
Échantillon/Matériau : 25 femmes ayant récemment immigrées à Montréal qui ont reçu de la part d’une infirmière une référence médicale suivant la naissance de leur enfant.
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
Authors conclude that «[i]nhibitors to women migrants to Canada for following through with referrals for care include language, transportation, making appointments, partner’s absence, childcare difficulties, cold weather, perceived inappropriate referrals, and cultural practice differences. Facilitators include choice of optimal follow-up facilitators, services perceived to be appropriate, empathetic professionals, and early receipt of information. Although referral by health professionals for additional care post-birth to women and infants with identified health, psychological, and social concerns is common in Canada and understood to be good professional practice, our results indicate that migrant women may not be receiving the care they and their newborns need once a concern is identified. This suggests conceiving of a different approach to the care of this population post-birth, which could include partnering with social or religious networks.» (p. 567)