The young women's network: A case study in community development

Citation
Sk. Steginga et J. Dunn, The young women's network: A case study in community development, J COMM APPL, 11(5), 2001, pp. 381-388
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
1052-9284 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
381 - 388
Database
ISI
SICI code
1052-9284(200109/10)11:5<381:TYWNAC>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
While young women have been found to be at additional risk for psychologica l morbidity after a breast cancer diagnosis, their specific needs in relati on to support are not well described. A community development approach was utilized to develop the Young Women's Network, a peer support programme for young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer that addresses thei r specific psychological and social needs, Central to this approach was the key role of the target group in both the definition of the problem and the generation of the solutions. This article describes the steps involved in developing this programme and guidelines for health professionals and commu nity members who may wish to replicate either the Young Women's Network or this particular approach to programme development. Copyright (C), 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.