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A minority report: teaching fathers baby massage

Mackereth, P 2003, 'A minority report: teaching fathers baby massage' , Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 9 (3) , pp. 147-154.

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Abstract

Infant or baby massage has emerged in the recent decade as an activity promoted by health care professionals, popular with parents and the subject of a growing body of research evidence (Complement. Ther. Nurs. Midwifery 2 (1996) 151; 3 & 8 Tough Ther. 2000). This paper reports on the experience of establishing and facilitating baby massage training. There is a focus in the discussion on teaching fathers, as only one male parent attended the classes over a 6-month period. Recommendations are made in the conclusion, identifying possible ways of promoting fathers involvement in babies massage. The paper, with its images of a father engaged in baby massage, is intended to add to the current limited amount of literature available on this subject.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Father, babies, massage, teaching
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13536117
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007 15:04
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/65

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