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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 442-445


Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan

Farooq Ahmed, Inam Ullah Leghari, Muhammad Shahid, Manal Ahmad.

Abstract
Objective: To determine social and cultural construction of newborn care practices in district Rajanpur, Pakistan.
Methodology: Using purposive sampling, this research collected qualitative and ethnographic data from where multiple different themes for analysis and interpretation were obtained.
Results: Ethnomedical, religious, social, and cultural rationales exist among the local community that shape and make their child care practices. The local practices include spiritual etiologies of diseases, sacred-profane constructs, and hot-cold dichotomies which influence cultural practices that sometimes become harmful for the health and nutrition of mothers and newborn babies. Socio-economic factors, cultural capital, and religious beliefs play an important role in determining and shaping different care practices among locals owing to long-term underdevelopment in that area.
Conclusion: Along with structural corrections, increasing the social and cultural capital of illiterate mothers, husbands, grandmothers, and resource-poor communities and localities can improve their knowledge, attitudes, and practices to avoid serious immediate public health concerns.

Key words: Newborn, care practices, analytical models.


 
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Ahmed F, Leghari IU, Shahid M, Ahmad M. Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 442-445.


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Ahmed F, Leghari IU, Shahid M, Ahmad M. Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=14170 [Access: June 12, 2021].


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Ahmed F, Leghari IU, Shahid M, Ahmad M. Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 442-445.



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Ahmed F, Leghari IU, Shahid M, Ahmad M. Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 442-445.



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Ahmed, F., Leghari, . I. U., Shahid, . M. & Ahmad, . M. (2021) Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. RMJ, 46 (2), 442-445.



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Ahmed, Farooq, Inam Ullah Leghari, Muhammad Shahid, and Manal Ahmad. 2021. Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 442-445.



Chicago Style

Ahmed, Farooq, Inam Ullah Leghari, Muhammad Shahid, and Manal Ahmad. "Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 442-445.



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Ahmed, Farooq, Inam Ullah Leghari, Muhammad Shahid, and Manal Ahmad. "Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 442-445. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ahmed, F., Leghari, . I. U., Shahid, . M. & Ahmad, . M. (2021) Newborn care practices: localsí analytical models, and potential medical risks in South-Punjab Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 442-445.








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