African Caribbean Fathers’ Experiences of Health Services (University of Birmingham)

24 June 2009

African-Caribbean fathers should not be viewed as a ‘hard to reach’ group and are passionate about the health and well-being of their children – but there are major barriers to their accessing of services, including:

  • not knowing what services are available
  • negative views and experiences of GP and hospital services
  • the maternal focus of child health services
  • gendered attitudes towards preventative healthcare
  • views, experiences and anticipation of cultural and racial insensitivity.

That’s according to study conducted by the University of Birmingham School of Health and Population Sciences for the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust. To read the summary of the report in full, download from the ‘Related Documents’ section below, by right clicking and ‘saving as’ on to your hard disk.

African Caribbean Fathers and Health Services

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