Post by melaniebright on Apr 1, 2019 11:32:01 GMT -5
Hello Everyone! I work at a Women's Health Clinic that is partnering with a pediatrician to provide CenteringParenting. I work at a lower volume clinic that does CenteringPregnancy, but we cannot provide direct referrals to CenteringParenting due to it being a separate agency who is doing the clinical care(CenteringPegnancy is provided through the Department of Health and CenteringParenting is provided through a local hospital's pediatrician).
I am the Centering Coordinator and Co-facilitator for both programs and we have been attempting to recruit patients since December with zero luck. This Wednesday we are doing a Centering Parenting Info session/Meet and greet with our pediatrician. Any suggestions on how to make this the most efficient? We have 6 patients signed up and they are all delivering in June.
Also, any suggestions for recruiting for CenteringParenting in general? Unfortunately, there is a lot of competition in our area for pediatric patients so it is hard to get folks enrolled. I would appreciate any and all suggestions.
For your info session, it would be great to think of it like a first group and incorporate some of your favorite Centering activities so participants can experience how fun and informative it can be. There is a webinar in our site portal on the First Group and key elements that may help people return. I hope you find some of those tips helpful and applicable to your info session.
As for recruitment in general, I'm wondering if, even though you can't provide direct referrals, are there informal things you can to to help support and enhance CenteringPregnancy patients' interest in continuing on with the group and having ongoing support once babies are born? Are there other barriers to patients choosing to continue with Centering, even though the agency providing clinical care changes?
It sound as though some of the "usual" things are not working in your site, AND it sounds as though you have smallish volumes and pretty fixed referral patterns, but am glad to share some ideas to explore? 1. Is it possible to start recruiting with newborns in the hospital nursery - Who does rounds? Can the nursery nurses or rounding MD help encourage or even recruit moms to Centering? How are uncommitted babies allocated to MD's is there a system that can identify moms looking for a doc. Who can work with the hospital folks to introduce Centering?
2. I hear that you can't roll groups over into Parenting, but is it possible to have a pediatrician attend the last 30 minutes of session 7 and facilitate a discussion around newborn care in the hospital and early days at home? This is probably the most powerful introduction and way to change the choices around pediatric care. A empowering pediatric provider who listens and is facilitative - what mom could resist! Hope these thoughts help! Good luck, Margie