With Child

Substance Use During Pregnancy, A Woman-Centred Approach

Edited by Susan C. Boyd and Lenora Marcellus  

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Drug use is among the behaviours that are associated with or a consequence of poverty. The contributors to this volume propose that those who provide services for pregnant drugusing women must recognize that care of women with social problems that affect pregnancy outcome should be approached in the same way as care for women with medical problems that have obstetric consequences. This book provides practitioners and researchers with valuable information about maternal drug use, best practices and policy.

  • Social Work
  • ISBN: 9781552662182
  • $24.95
  • December 2006
  • 136 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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Contents

  • Drug Use and Parenting (Mary Hepburn)
  • Part One: Making Sense of Theory
  • The Journey to Comprehensive Care (Susan Boyd)
  • Drug Scares and Practice: Socio-Historical Considerations (Susan Boyd)
  • Using Feminist Ethics to Inform Practice with Pregnant Women Who Use Substances (Lenora Marcellus)
  • Outcomes for Children with Prenatal Exposure to Drugs and Alcohol: A Social Determinants of Health Approach
  • Part Two: Innovative Women-Centred Practice
  • Caring not Curing: Caring for Pregnant Women with Problematic Substance Use in an Acute Care Setting (Sarah Payne)
  • One Women at a Time: Bringing The Fir square Model of Practice to a Community Hospital (Alice Forsyth, Dawn Pomponio and Laurie Robinson)
  • “Making it More Welcome”: Best Practice Child Welfare Work With Substance-Using Mothers (Sydney Weaver)
  • Breaking The Cycle: An Essay in Three Voices (Margaret Leslie, Gina De Marchi and Mary Motz)
  • Part Three: Future Directions
  • Knowing About Women, Children and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: What Knowledge and Whose Knowing Counts? (Carolyn Schellenberg)
  • Harm Reduction in Action: Future Directions (Susan Boyd and Lenora Marcellus)

Authors

  • Susan C. Boyd

    Saint Mary’s

    Susan Boyd is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. She is the author of a number of articles and books, including: Mothers and Illicit Drugs: Transcending the myths; From Witches to Crack Moms: Women drug law, and policy; Hooked: Drug war films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.; and co-author of Raise Shit!: Social action saving lives and Killer Weed: Marijuana grow-ops, media, and justice. She also works with national and community organizations that advocate for drug policy reform and harm reduction initiatives..

  • Lenora Marcellus

    Alberta

    Lenora Marcellus, RN, MN, has practised nursing for more than twenty years in acute care and community maternal-infant settings. She serves as Leader of Perinatal Program Development for the Vancouver Island Health Authority and instructs in the Safe Babies Program, which educates and supports foster families who care for infants with prenatal substance exposure. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta and at the time of writing is a research fellow with the Gender and Addiction Research Training Program at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.