American Journal of Public Health. 1958 (ca.). Some new approaches to maternity care. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 34 pp. (American Journal of Public Health. 1955-1957; [Children's Bureau publication])
Annotation: This pamphlet contains four articles on maternity care reprinted from the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). The first article, Public Health Nursing and Parent Education: A Pilot Program of Training for Parent Group Leadership [AJPH, Dec. 1955], discusses a program administered by the New York State Department of Health and the Children's Bureau that provided public health nurses with training for group parent education. The second article, Complete Maternity Care [AJPH, Dec. 1956], discusses the ongoing work of the Family Health Clinic, a five year demonstration project conducted by a team consisting of an obstetrician, a nurse, a social worker, a nutritionist, and a psychologist that was formed to implement and evaluate a holistic approach to maternity care. The third article, Psychological Aspects of Maternity Care [AJPH, Jan. 1957], based on seven years of data collected in Boston and Jerusalem prenatal and well baby clinics, discusses observations about emotional aspects of pregnancy that may help public health workers promote mental health in families. The fourth and final article, New Approaches to Work with Expectant Parent Groups: A Report on a Pilot Leadership Training Program for Nurses [AJPH, Feb. 1957], discusses the educational and training requirements of nurses planning to provide training to expectant parent groups.
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Keywords: Demonstration programs, Maternal health, Maternal mental health, Nursing education, Parent education programs, Peer education, Pilot projects, Public health nurses