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Parents’ views on the maternity journey and early parenthood: what expectant and new parents have told us about their experiences of maternity and early years care

Department of Health (DH), corp creator. (2011) Parents’ views on the maternity journey and early parenthood: what expectant and new parents have told us about their experiences of maternity and early years care.

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Abstract

"The Department of Health commissioned three pieces of qualitative research about the experiences of expectant and new parents. The three projects explored how parents feel about the pregnancy and parenthood journeys, their expectations of the health service and whether they feel those expectations are met. This short interactive guide captures the main findings in a concise and practical style for healthcare professionals and commissioners of healthcare services. The key finding is that parents don’t perceive the health service as a service but as a set of prescribed interactions at key stages. They need to be encouraged to be more proactive in accessing the help available to them." - Introduction. A Powerpoint for presentation purposes is also available.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:25
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2972
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