Family planning and parenthood are important issues for women with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
The role of adult mental health clinicians with regard to these issues has been under investigated.
Clinicians treating patients with SPMI at a large community health center completed survey forms on 419 women.
Clinicians reported that a large fraction of sexually active women were not thought to be using birth control.
Despite this, many clinicians had not discussed birth control with these patients.
Clinicians had concerns about childcare in 72% of cases where the patient with SPMI was the primary custodian of a younger child ; however, the majority of these families were not receiving child or family services.
Further consideration of the role of the adult mental health clinician in addressing issues of family planning and parenting is required.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Chronique, Femelle, Planning familial, Milieu familial, Besoin, Enquête, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire, Contrôle naissance, Politique sanitaire, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Chronic, Female, Family planning, Family environment, Need, Survey, Questionnaire, Health staff, Birth control, Health policy, Public health organization, Mental health, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0464996
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.