ERIC Number: ED092248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Health Visiting in the Infant's Home in Denmark.
Wagner, Mary; Wagner, Marsden G.
A program of infant home visiting was established in Denmark as a result of concern about the rate of infant mortality. The objectives, problems, and promise of the infant Home Visiting Program are summarized and evaluated in terms of their implications for the United States. Although the results of the program have been overwhelmingly favorable (Denmark now has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world), there has been some difficulty in integrating what has been a separate service into other existing health service programs. Also reported are the recommendations of a top level National Health Service committee which includes plans for a combined school nursing, home nursing, and infant health visiting program; compulsory infant visiting in all townships; selective visiting to high risk infants; and the establishment of a strong working relationship between the infant health nurse and the local family doctor's office. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Social Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark