GOLD Learning Speakers

United Kingdom

Duncan Fisher, OBE

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2019
  • Country: United Kingdom
Biography:

Duncan Fisher is working to help health and family services engage better with the wider family group, fathers in particular, and has recently taken this work onto the international level through The Family Initiative, www.FamilyInitiative.org.uk. The organization provides training for health professionals and is developing information services for families. In UK he co-founded the Fatherhood Institute and for three years he served on the Board of the Government’s gender equality body, the Equal Opportunities Commission. He initiated and currently manages a website for Cambridge and Princeton Universities reporting research on child welfare and development, ChildandFamilyBlog.com. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2008 for his “services to children”. Duncan is returning to international work after giving it up to care for his daughters at home.

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Engaging Fathers in Maternity Care
I will address seven questions. (1) Why we should engage fathers? (2) What does the World Health Organisation say on this? (3) What are the needs and motivations of fathers? (4) What biological and brain changes take place in men when they cuddle a baby? (5) What difference does engaging fathers make to health outcomes for mother and baby? (6) How to organise engagement with fathers in a health service? (7) Why is it so difficult to maintain strong engagement with fathers?
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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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