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Title: Design and production of materials for post-natal health education
Authors: Djan, Kate Oye Addo
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2003
Series/Report no.: 3539;
Abstract: Mothers or parents often do not take post-natal health education seriously, either because of utter negligence or lack of awareness or a combination of other socio-economic factors. Methods of delivery may also contribute to the lack of positive participation by mothers. This thesis discusses methods of teaching, which would engender active participation in the learning process at the post-natal health education centres by mothers. They should learn by doing. By emphasising the learning process, health educators can serve as facilitators whilst mothers engage in relevant activities. This project provides assistance to both novice as well as experienced health educators, as various concepts are explained and described with examples. It must be understood also that the safe delivery of a baby is in itself not a guarantee that the mother can cope comprehensively with her new role of motherhood in its entirety. This project addresses the various needs of the mother and her baby, formation of maternal child relationship, and suggests ways that mothers can cope with the various demands and expectations which child bearing creates. The research also brings to focus the effect of psychological and social factors on the emotional and physical needs of the child and mother and help post-natal health educators make the emotional support of women an integral part of the care they deliver.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Community Health, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of MSc.degree in Health Services Planning and Management, 2003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2122
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