Documenting maternal and childcare information of mothers presented to substance use treatment services: a qualitative study of reports in a clinical case register

Martha Canfield, Ashley Brown, Ashley Nelson, Johnny Downs, Gail Gilchrist, Sam Norton

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Abstract

Background: Mothers compose a significant proportion of women in substance use treatment services. These women have needs that, if not addressed, can negatively impact their capacity to parent. This study explores the feasibility of using free-text notes from electronic health records (EHRs) to identify factors that impair mothers’ ability to care for their children. Method: This study is a qualitative analysis of EHRs of 50 women attending substance use services in Southeast London who were parents of dependent children (defined as mothers of children aged
Original languageEnglish
Article number208972
JournalJournal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Volume147
Early online date15 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

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