Parents and Health Care Professionals Working Together to Improve Adolescent Health: The Perspectives of Parents
ABSTRACT One proposed strategy to improve adolescent health and health care is to create working partnerships among adolescent health care professionals (HCPs) and families. In this pilot qualitative study we interviewed 17 mothers to explore their perceptions of the role of parents, HCPs, and parent-HCP partnerships in addressing adolescent health issues.
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- "Parenting is the mechanism through which a child learns appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, experience right and wrong choices in decision-making, acquire skills; understand roles and norms of a community (Carr & Springer, 2010; Ford et al ., 2009; Pérez & Cumsille, 2012) . It plays a major part in child socialisation, providing an early understanding of the self (Baumrind, 1966; 1967; 1971; 1978; Lamborn, Mounts, Steinberg, & Dornbusch, 1991; Maccoby & Martin, 1983; Rudy & Grusec, 2006; Milevsky, Schlechter, Netter, & Keehn, 2007; Soenens et al ., 2007; Latouf & Dunn, 2010) . "
ABSTRACT: The present study examined the role of parenting styles and basic psychological needs in the adoption of goals and aspirations of learners, as well as for their psychological wellbeing (positive versus negative affect) for a South African sample of learners. A cross-sectional design was used to conduct this study with a sample of 853 learners at public schools in the Western Cape, South Africa (females =57%. Mean age 16.96 years, SD = 1.12). Data were collected using the Parenting Style and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ), Psychological Needs Scale, Aspiration Index and the PANAS. The results suggest that authoritative and authoritarian paternal parenting styles influence the adoption of life goals and psychological wellbeing of adolescents with fathers’ negative parenting possibly reducing on adolescent wellbeing. Extrinsic life goals was a significant predictor of positive affect, while need frustration was a significant predictor for negative affect. These findings add to the current debates within literature by examining the role of parenting styles and basic psychological needs in the adoption of goals and aspirations as well as psychological wellbeing of learners in a developing country context. The study also contributes to the role that the parental environment plays in psychological wellbeing of adolescents specifically the important role of fathers in parent-child relationships.Journal of Psychology in Africa 08/2015; 25(4). DOI:10.1080/14330237.2015.1078087 · 0.12 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Clinician time alone with an adolescent has a major impact on disclosure of risk behavior. This study sought to describe primary care clinicians' patterns of delivering time alone, decision making about introducing time alone to adolescents and their parents, and experiences delivering confidential services. We undertook qualitative interviews with 18 primary care clinicians in urban health centers staffed by specialists in pediatrics, family medicine, and adolescent medicine. The annual preventive care visit is the primary context for provision of time alone with adolescents; clinicians consider the parent-child dynamic and the nature of the chief complaint for including time alone during visits for other than preventive care. Time constraints are a major barrier to offering time alone more frequently. Clinicians perceive that parental discomfort with time alone is rare. Many clinicians wrestle with internal conflict about providing confidential services to adolescents with serious health threats and regard their role as facilitating adolescent-parent communication. Health systems factors can interfere with delivery of confidential services, such as inconsistent procedures for determining whether unaccompanied youth would be seen. Despite competing time demands, clinicians report commitment to offering time alone during preventive care visits and infrequently offer it at other times. Experienced clinicians can gain skills in the art of managing complex relationships between adolescents and their parents. Office systems should be developed that enhance the consistency of delivery of confidential services.The Annals of Family Medicine 01/2011; 9(1):37-43. DOI:10.1370/afm.1186 · 5.43 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The demand for smaller, lighter, faster and less expensive electronic products has led to the development of a laminate multi-chip module (MCM-L) process that contains integrated passive components. The University of Arkansas (UA) cooperated with Sheldahl Corporation and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), as a member of the DARPA funded MCM-L consortium, to develop this integrated passive MCM-L (IPMCM-L) process. It contains resistors, capacitors and inductors integrated in a flexible film. Parasitic extraction, modeling, and simulation must be performed to effectively utilize this process for high performance circuits. A design methodology addressing these issues is discussed along with the process layers and example device layoutsMultichip Modules, 1997., 6th International Conference on; 05/1997