Frühe Hilfen (Early Support) – Evaluation of the Pilot Project with Self-Employed Midwifes in Munich
Client: City of Munich, Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt (2012) | Area: Health Research, Evaluation & Accompanying Research
The “Frühe Hilfen (Early Support) – Pilot Project with self-employed Midwifes” intends to address highly burdened families at an early stage. By cooperating with self-employed midwifes, the RGU intends to reach out to those families, the established house call service of paediatric nurses hasn´t been able to approach so far and also to address them at a point in time when the system of social affairs has no access to the families either. As a part of the healthcare system, midwifes are the first ones who come in contact with mothers and families.
Therefore, the RGU developed a procedure for a regulated mediation of children from psychosocially highly burdened families by midwifes. Its practicability was tested in context of the evaluation.
- Participant observation of the training for the midwifes
- Implementation of appraisal sessions with midwifes and RGU employees
- Implementation of expert discussions (with RGU employees who are involved in the procedure)
- Analysis of the documentation sheets for indication choice and mediation of the family (self-employed midwifes)
- Analysis of the statistics on the need of early stage assistance and on midwifes care, related to families that have been visited by paediatric nurses
Responsible | Dr. Marion Müller, Prof. Dr. Patricia Pfeil