ERIC Number: ED285313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Infant Mortality, Morbidity, and Childhood Handicapping Conditions: Psychosocial Factors. Based on Proceedings of a Bi-Regional Conference (Atlanta, Georgia, June 2-5, 1985).
Watkins, Elizabeth L., Ed.; Melnick, Leslie R., Ed.
In Part I, "Extent of Knowledge and Implications for Social Work Intervention," the following conference papers are presented: (1) "Unintended Pregnancy and Infant Mortality, Strategies and Interventions" (Alfred W. Brann, Jr.); (2) "Implications for Social Work Intervention in Biopsychosocial Factors Associated with Infant Mortality and Morbidity" (Frank B. Raymond, III); (3) "Social Work Program Efforts in Reducing Infant Mortality and Morbidity" (Gardenia B. Ruff); (4) "Theoretical Base for Social Work Intervention" (Kristine Siefert); (5) "Follow-Up of High-Risk Infants" (Eugene Perrotta); and (6) "High-Risk Infants and Child Maltreatment" (Dorothy C. Howze). Part II, "Cultural Barriers," consists of the following: (1) "Cultural Factors Associated with High-Risk Pregnancy Outcome: A Black Perspective" (Barbara S. Cambridge); (2) "Ethnic and Cultural Factors Associated with High-Risk Maternity Outcomes: A Hispanic (Mexican-American) Perspective" (Ricardo Arguijo Martinez); (3) "Ethnic and Cultural Factors Associated with High-Risk Maternity Outcomes in Southeast Asian Refugees" (Lucy Towbin); and (4) "Brief Overview of the Maternal and Child Health System, Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service" (Pamela Turner Hunt). "Care of the Handicapped Child in the Home" (M. Patricia West) and "Building Early Intervention Initiatives" (Anita Farel) are presented in Part III, "Handicapped Child." Part IV, "Bioethical Issues," consists of: (1) "The 'Baby Doe' Rule and the Care of Severely Handicapped Newborns: A Critique" (John C. Moskop); (2) "Bioethics Related to Maternal and Child Health: The Social Work Role in Technological Times" (Mary O. Holden); (3) "Parent's Rights vs. the Child's Rights for Care" (Dorothy Bon); and (4) "Critical Issues in Working with Terminally Ill Adolescents, Young Adults, and Their Families" (Patricia Wood Davis). Part V, "Advocacy," consists of: (1) "Strategies and Organization for Advocacy" (Dana Hughes); (2) "Examples of Advocacy on the State Level" (Doris J. Haar); (3) "Every Number Has a Name" (Judith K. Barber); and (4) "Healthy Children Initiative of Tennessee" (Lerlie M. Cleveland). (KM)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Ethics, Ethnic Groups, Health Services, High Risk Persons, Infant Mortality, Infants, Intervention, Neonates, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Social Influences, Social Work, Sociocultural Patterns
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 38th and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill, Dept. of Maternal and Child Health.