ERIC Number: ED028569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Optimal Health Care for Mothers and Children: A National Priority. A Report of Five Conferences Held during 1967.
Wells, Leora Wood
Components of and creative planning for optimal health care for mothers and children are considered as well as changing patterns of health care. Applying what is known about the consumer and educating the consumer are discussed; also discussed are the role of the consumer in planning health care services, communication between doctor and patient, and the consumer as a partner in the health care team. Aspects of the health manpower described are the dimensions of the problem, possible redistribution of manpower and services, and functions of members of the health care team, including medical and non-medical professionals, other personnel, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Problems of designing effective training are treated; medical and behavioral science training for physicians and nurses, training in health care for social workers, and training and licensing other members of the team are considered; and making training relevant is discussed in terms of relating it to current medical and behavioral research findings, the health care system, and the realities of practice. Guidelines for future action and a list of conference participants are provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Consumer Education, Cooperative Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Family Life Education, Health, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Mobile Clinics, Nonprofessional Personnel, Nurses, Personnel Needs, Physicians, Pregnancy, Professional Education, Professional Personnel, Professional Training, Program Development, Social Workers, Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.