Understanding and supporting the information needs of young fathers: action planning
Buchanan S (2023) Understanding and supporting the information needs of young fathers: action planning. NHS Scotland Family Nurse Partnership National Conference, Edinburgh, 16.03.2023-16.03.2023.
Abstract First paragraph:
Why focus attention on the information needs of young parents?
• The transition to parenthood is a period of profound change and psychosocial adjustment (Kamali et al., 2018; Levin-Keini & Shlomo, 2019). It can transform how a person thinks of themself and the world around them and generates new and wide-ranging needs for knowledge and understanding.
• Many new parents feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped for their new roles (e.g. Carolan, 2007; Jones et al, 2019). Information helps preparedness but unmet needs are reported, and correlated with negative health outcomes (e.g. Boyce et al., 2007; Gazmararian et al., 2014; Rotich and Wolvaardt, 2017).
• Young parents are widely reported to be at increased risk of negative health outcomes, but their information needs are understudied.
NHS Scotland Family Nurse Partnership National Conference