An evidence-based proposal for changing practice: introducing maternal body image conversations into health visiting practice

Rodgers, Laura Elizabeth Jane (2016) An evidence-based proposal for changing practice: introducing maternal body image conversations into health visiting practice. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This work details a procedure for introducing a maternal body image support initiative into local health visiting practice. The evidence for the change is specified in a literature review, which details the various risks to maternal and infant physical and mental health arising from maternal body dissatisfaction; and its key role in several major public health challenges. The underpinning theoretical framework for the sociological aspects of body image development is outlined and linked with contemporary evidence and recommendations. The process for translation of the change agenda into a pilot scheme in practice is then discussed within the framework of Action Research. Finally, the evaluative processes for augmenting procedural value, facilitating sustainability and assessing impact will be explored. Additionally, in this chapter, the scope for developing the project and expansion across public health disciplines will be identified.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the Master of Science (MSc) Practice Development.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:51
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 17:30
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3268

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