Assessing the Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Program Supporting Father involvement on Professionals’ Practices with Fathers: A Qualitative Study

Assessing the Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Program Supporting Father involvement on Professionals’ Practices with Fathers: A Qualitative Study

Assessing the Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Program Supporting Father involvement on Professionals’ Practices with Fathers: A Qualitative Study

Assessing the Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Program Supporting Father involvement on Professionals’ Practices with Fathers: A Qualitative Studys

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de Montigny, Francine, Gervais, Christine, Larivière-Bastien, Danaë et Dubeau, Diane. 2020. «Assessing the Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Program Supporting Father involvement on Professionals’ Practices with Fathers: A Qualitative Study ». Journal of Clinical Nursing, no 29, p. 1003-1016.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The objective of this study was to assess qualitatively the effects on health professionals’ practices of the implementation of the FFIF [Father-Friendly Initiative within Families].» (p. 1005)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«A qualitative evaluation of the outcomes of the reflexive workshops was carried out. Six months after the last workshop, an email was sent to all participants inviting them to participate in an interview to assess the reflexive workshops and their impacts. To ensure theoretical saturation, the first 36 participants who accepted the invitation were interviewed. Of these, 31 were women and five were men.» (p. 1006) La région de provenance des participants n’est pas mentionnée dans l’article. La recherche a été conduite par une équipe de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


The «analysis showed that the reflexive workshops had impacts at three levels of change among professionals (changes in beliefs, changes in the conception of their role and changes in interventions) and addressed three distinct themes: difficulties experienced by fathers; the importance of father involvement; and differences between fathers and mothers. Based on the information they received and their discussions in the workshops, the professionals first developed or consolidated beliefs about the different issues experienced by fathers. As such, they were made aware of the obstacles encountered by new fathers, the range of benefits of father involvement and the effects of gender differences in the experience of parenthood. In a second phase, the professionals, better informed and more aware, began a personal reflection that led to changes in their conception of their own role as professionals. They realised the crucial role they could play in reducing the obstacles faced by fathers, promoting father involvement and deconstructing prejudices against fathers. Finally, in a third phase, the professionals, having realised the importance of their own role in improving the services offered to fathers, made concrete changes in their interventions. The objectives of these intervention changes were to reach fathers more effectively, encourage their participation and treat them fairly and equitably.» (p. 1013)