AbstractPreviously documented evidence suggests that motherhood is potentially an important time for change in drug-using behaviour. My research interest for this longitudinal phenomenological study stemmed from practice observations where methadone-treated women struggled to prove their trustworthiness as mothers. They consistently reported frustration in the face of continued professional suspicion of their identity as drugusers. The essence of the phenomenon is therefore described as an existential tension experienced by breastfeeding mothers in methadone maintenance treatment during the first 12 weeks of motherhood. The aim of this thesis is to reveal the previously hidden inter-subjective and social realms of their lived worlds.
|Date of Award||Apr 2014|
The lived experience of breastfeeding methadone-treated mothers in early motherhood
Jambert-Gray, R. A. (Author). Apr 2014
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis