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Social policy considerations in perinatal social work.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9127910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infant mortality has been a major problem in the United States for many years. Despite recent improvements, it continues to be a major social and economic problem. This is particularly true in non-white populations, where the infant mortality rate is significantly higher. This article discusses some of the reasons for the continued high rate of infant mortality, with particular attention to barriers which, if removed, might improve the health of newborn infants. How social workers can use this information in advocacy efforts is then explored in an effort to involve social workers more directly in this pressing national problem.
C K Mahan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in health care     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0098-1389     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Health Care     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-26     Completed Date:  1997-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603729     Medline TA:  Soc Work Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
West Park Hospital, Cody, WY 82414, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Services Needs and Demand
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Organizational Objectives
Patient Advocacy*
Perinatal Care*
Public Policy*
Social Work*
United States / epidemiology

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