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What makes health visiting successful – or not? 2. Principles of the service journey

Cowley, Sarah, Malone, Mary, Whittaker, Karen, Donetto, Sara, Grigulis, Astrida and Maben, Jill (2018) What makes health visiting successful – or not? 2. Principles of the service journey Journal of Health Visiting, 6 (8). pp. 404-412.

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Abstract

This is the second of two papers reporting evidence from a programme of research that focused on how health visiting works, including service user and workforce perspectives. Evidence and professional expertise indicate that a set of essential features enable health visitors to achieve the desired impact of improving child public health. These include organising services in a way that enables positive parent/health visitor relationships, continuity and co-ordination and the flexibility to use professional knowledge and autonomy in practice. Where service specifications give careful attention to this evidence, it is more likely that health visitors will be able to deliver a successful child health programme for the early years.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cowley, Sarah
Malone, Mary
Whittaker, Karen
Donetto, Sara
Grigulis, Astrida
Maben, Jillj.maben@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 13 August 2018
DOI : 10.12968/johv.2018.6.8.404
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Health Visitors; Maternal Child Health Services; Health Promotion; Service Users; Relationships; Skill mix
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 25 Jul 2018 08:32
Last Modified : 14 Feb 2019 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848775

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