This case study presents an edited interview with a mother who accompanied her pregnant daughter through three referrals within the Cambodian health system in pursuit of a safe and live birth for both mother and baby. Readers of this case study have access to an edited version of the interview transcript. Students can read the transcript and examine it for instances of best practice and gaps within Cambodian obstetric referral. The case study aims to provide teachers with a recent case study of critical emergency referral in rural Cambodia, to glimpse the current state of health system in that country, show the active role taken by family and communities in referral, and challenge participants to identify positive resources in what may appear to be a negative situation.
Lê, G. Emergency Obstetric Referral in Cambodia: A Teaching Case study. ReBUILD Research Consortium, (2016) 13 pp.