A parenting education program for women in treatment for opioid-use disorder at an outpatient medical practice
Social Work in Health Care
© 2017 Taylor & Francis. Opioid use during pregnancy poses serious risks for the mother and the unborn child. Opioid-use disorder may be managed with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in an outpatient setting, but few MAT practices specifically address the challenges faced by pregnant women. This article describes a medical office-based educational support group for women in MAT for opioid-use disorder who were pregnant and/or parenting young children. Focus groups were conducted to elicit patient feedback. Women indicated that they found the educational support groups beneficial and offered suggestions. In-office educational support groups for pregnant women in treatment for opioid-use disorder are feasible and well received.
Education, maternal, opioid-use disorder, pregnancy and parenting
Kahn, Linda S.; Mendel, Whitney E.; Fallin, Kyla L.; Borngraber, Elizabeth A.; Nochajski, Thomas H.; Rea, William E.; and Blondell, Richard D., "A parenting education program for women in treatment for opioid-use disorder at an outpatient medical practice" (2017). Articles & Book Chapters. 213.