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Managing parental groups during early childhood: New challenges faced by Swedish child health-care nurses.

Lefevre, Åsa LU ; Lundqvist, Pia LU ; Drevenhorn, Eva LU and Hallström, Inger LU (2015) In Journal of Child Health Care 19(3). p.381-391
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe child health centre (CHC) nurses' views of managing parental groups during early childhood. All 311 CHC nurses working within the Swedish CHC system in one county were asked to complete a web-based questionnaire. Findings showed that although the CHC nurses were experienced, several found group leadership challenging and difficult. The need for specialized groups for young parents, single parents and parents whose first language was not Swedish was identified by 57% of the nurses. The CHC nurses found the participation of fathers in their parental groups to be low (an estimate of 10-20%), and 30% of the nurses made special efforts to make the fathers participate. Education in group dynamics and... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe child health centre (CHC) nurses' views of managing parental groups during early childhood. All 311 CHC nurses working within the Swedish CHC system in one county were asked to complete a web-based questionnaire. Findings showed that although the CHC nurses were experienced, several found group leadership challenging and difficult. The need for specialized groups for young parents, single parents and parents whose first language was not Swedish was identified by 57% of the nurses. The CHC nurses found the participation of fathers in their parental groups to be low (an estimate of 10-20%), and 30% of the nurses made special efforts to make the fathers participate. Education in group dynamics and group leadership can strengthen CHC nurses in managing parental groups. It is recommended that specialized parental groups are organized by a few family centres so CHC nurses can develop their skill in managing such groups. (Less)
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  author       = {Lefevre, Åsa and Lundqvist, Pia and Drevenhorn, Eva and Hallström, Inger},
  issn         = {1741-2889},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {381--391},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Child Health Care},
  title        = {Managing parental groups during early childhood: New challenges faced by Swedish child health-care nurses.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493513509421},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2015},
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