PATRIZIA QUATTROCCHI

Patrizia Quattrocchi

Professor of Medical and Cultural Anthropology. Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
Universidad de Udine

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As women and as mothers, it is our duty to emphasize our competencies and skills in childbirth and to fight for our rights to demand respect for our own bio-psychosocial-cultural-spiritual and existential process of giving birth, which is both unique and miraculous.

Patrizia Quattrocchi

Expected Objectives during the assignment period:

The development of new skills and the exchange of experience through research activities, training, knowledge exchange and transfer, dissemination, and communication. Collaboration with a team of researchers and experienced experts in their respective fields, coming from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, both academic and non-academic; as well as the production of materials and data collection.

Key Research Areas:

Maternal and reproductive health and policies, obstetric violence, gender health issues, intercultural health, qualitative methods in health research.

Significant Contributions to the Scientific Community:

Researching in the area of sexual and reproductive health, with a special interest in respectful childbirth and producing educational materials.

Expectations regarding your contribution to the project:

There is a need for a reassessment of policies, practices, and collective imagination surrounding childbirth, with a focus on a more physiological and respectful approach to the process.

Motivation to participate in the Horizon Europe project:

As a researcher, I contribute to the implementation of a maternal care model that is more respectful of the needs and expectations of mothers, babies, and families.