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Antenatal education as perceived by health professionals

Svensson, J, Barclay, Lesley and Cooke, M (2007). Antenatal education as perceived by health professionals. Journal of Perinatal Education,16(1):9-15.

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Title Antenatal education as perceived by health professionals
Author Svensson, J
Barclay, Lesley
Cooke, M
Journal Name Journal of Perinatal Education
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1058-1243   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 9
End Page 15
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Journal of Perinatal education
HERDC Category C3 - Journal Article - Non-refereed articles (including articles in professional journals) (internal)
Abstract This article aims to identify the learning needs of expectant and new parents for antenatal education as perceived by health professionals. In Australia, antenatal education programs are predominantly designed by health professionals, and recent research has challenged the efficacy of this approach. The data collected from 73 health professionals, reported here, demonstrates that their perceptions of the concerns and interests of expectant and new parents were divided into three interrelated categories: “need to know…what's happening,” “they won't listen,” and “balanced information.” The health professional ideas for improving antenatal education were limited and identified a reluctance to change practice.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812407X171067   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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