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Why is it Important to Involve New Fathers in the Care of Their Child

Nolan, Mary (2015) Why is it Important to Involve New Fathers in the Care of Their Child. Primary Health Care, 25 (3). pp. 18-23. ISSN Print 0264-5033 Online 2047-900X

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Abstract

Research into fathers’ unique contributions to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive wellbeing of their offspring has been ongoing for several decades. Health and family care policy has focused increasingly on the imperative to include fathers in services and to see them as a vital resource for mothers and children. The author identified papers from 2000 onwards that illuminate health visitors’ level of engagement with fathers of young families. The review covers policy relating to health and family services for fathers, the nature of fathering in the 21st century, the influence of involved fathers on their partners and babies, what fathers say they want from family services, and future directions for research into fathering.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: child health, community health nurses, engagement, family professionals, fathers, health visitors, infants, public health nurses
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Tanya Buchanan
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 08:46
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4628

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