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Title: Caring for substance abuse pregnant women
Alternative title / Subtitle: the role of the midwife
Authors: Οικονομίδου, Ηλέκτρα
Κλήμη, Αμαλία
Βιβιλάκη, Βικτώρια Γ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Drug addiction;Postpartum depression;Medical personnel;Εξάρτηση;Εθισμός ναρκωτικά;Εγκυμοσύνη;Επιλόχειος κατάθλιψη;Ιατρικό προσωπικό;Pregnancy
Subjects: Midwifery
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 15-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Drug addiction during pregnancy and postpartum period is undoubtedly connected to maternal and fetal morbidity. Accordingly, there is a great need of proper approach, support and health care provision of addicted women during this special phase of their lives. Aim: The aim of this review was to explore evidence based practices for caring for substance abuse pregnant women by midwife. Methods: A thorough literature research was performed in different nursing and medical databases such as Medline, Embase, Cinahl and Cochran Library, using relevant with this review keywords. Results: Motherhood concerns health professionals of various specialities, who require special training and studies regarding drug addiction and its consequences for the mother-to-be as well as the fetus. A sufficient supporting network aiming to addicted women‘s care and treatment throughout pregnancy and postpartum period can be created only with the state‘s contribution. Conclusion: The creation of sufficiently organized health care centers, which are made especially for addicted pregnant women‘s support and are staffed with interdisciplinary teams, is more than necessary.
Description: Special article
Language: English
Citation: Economidou, E., Klimi, A., Vivilaki, V.G.. (2012). Caring for substance abuse pregnant women: the role of the midwife. "Health Science Journal". 6 (1), 161-69.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 1 (Ιαν. - Μαρ. 2012)

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