Health care provider information
Resource Centre will share comprehensive, evidence-based
information and resources with Ontario health care providers
who are members of the Ontario College of Family Physicians
and the Ontario Association of Midwives and Nurse Practitioners
that are members of the Registered Nurses Association
of Ontario as well as all Ontario-based obstetricians
that are members of the Society of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists of Canada.
Health care providers will receive
a package of materials that will include resources for
their patients about PPMD, such as tear-off sheets and
brochures. Health care providers will also receive resources
that will assist them in screening, diagnosis, and treatment
and referral for women with PPMD.
Ideas for Local Health Care Provider
providing local health care providers with new information
about PPMD or setting up training for health care providers.
You may want to send information to a wider variety
of care providers, for example hospital nurses, social
workers, case-workers, family home visitors, mental
health counsellors and Ontario Early Years Centre staff.
If you are
interested in printing additional quantities of the
health care provider packages
for health and social service providers in your community,
Start Resource Centre.
on how to work with health care providers, see: Building
Partnerships with Physicians.
Health Care Provider Resources
The Resource Centre is developing
these resources with input
from a variety of health care providers. We will make
them available for viewing on the web-site as soon as
they are ready.
Using the Resources in Your Community
in each community are often not aware of all the resources
offered in their locale. To assist health and social
service providers in knowing where women and their families
can get help, we encourage you to map the resources
such as support groups, crisis lines, metal health services,
respite services, physicians and therapist that exist
in your community. The Best Start Resource Centre will
supply you with a template to map these services.