Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work: A Guide for Clinical Practice with Women, Infants, and Families

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1997-04-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work provides a reference for new perinatal social workers as they face the challenge of overwhelming medical information and technology which they must understand in order to function in their positions. This accessible book illustrates the depth and breadth the field of perinatal social work encompasses and stresses the unchanging goal of perinatal social work--to maximize the potential of every infant and every family.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Perinatal Social Work and the High Risk Obstetrics Patientp. 3
Perinatal Social Work and the Family of the Newborn Intensive Care Infantp. 21
Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Role of the Perinatal Social Workerp. 39
Counseling Prenatal Diagnosis Patients: The Role of the Social Workerp. 47
The Role of the Social Worker in Perinatal Substance-Abusep. 65
Perinatal Social Work with Childbearing Adolescentsp. 85
Postpartum Depression: A Review for Perinatal Social Workersp. 99
Parenting a Technology Assisted Infant: Coping with Occupational Stressp. 113
The Profile of HIV Infection in Women: A Challenge to the Professionp. 127
Social Policy Considerations in Perinatal Social Workp. 135
Perinatal Loss: Considerations in Social Work Practicep. 141
A Birth Father and Adoption in the Perinatal Settingp. 153
Indexp. 165
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