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Newly qualified health visitor: Parents' and professionals' views of health visiting practice
Bethany Boddy discusses the importance of user feedback to health visiting practice, encouraging clients to let us know what they think about the service, including the positive aspects and areas for improvement
Newly qualified health visitor: Resilience in practice
As a new cohort of health visitors qualify, Bethany Boddy reflects on the importance of resilience and the way individuals, teams and organisations can support staff as they develop their skills as practitioners through ...
Newly qualified health visitor: COVID-19 – a public health crisis
Bethany Boddy explores the fast-changing public health emergency of COVID-19 and the health visitor response.
Newly qualified health visitor: Assessment and support for fathers’ mental health
Explores the evidence around paternal mental health illness, and the role of the health visitor through assessment, identification and signposting using a whole-family approach
Newly qualified health visitor: Mandated contacts and achieving the best start in life
There has been much in the news recently about how to achieve the best start for children in the UK. Bethany Boddy reflects on the importance of the health visitor contacts for families in the UK and the challenges faced ...
Newly qualified health visitor: Routine enquiry and disclosure of domestic abuse
Bethany Boddy explores the evidence in relation to domestic abuse prevalence, asking routine enquiry question and responding to a disclosure
Newly qualified health visitor: Safeguarding the ‘unseen’ child
Bethany Boddy considers the need for holistic assessment of appointments where children were not present, and the importance of considering that a child was not brought, rather than did not attend
Newly qualified health visitor: Working with families to support breastfeeding
Bethany Boddy explores the barriers to breastfeeding in the UK and how practitioners can promote breastfeeding within health visitor practice
The influence of perceived accessibility and expertise of healthcare professionals, and service austerity, on mothers' decision-making
Mothers often make key decisions regarding their children's health. They hold core beliefs and attitudes towards healthcare providers, relying on healthcare services to provide sup-port, advice and reassurance. It is crucial ...
Newly qualified health visitor: Discussing vaccinations with families through health visiting contacts
Bethany Boddy considers the important role health visitors have in discussing vaccinations with families through mandated contacts and sharing evidence-based research to promote vaccination uptake.