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Week 5 notes

by: Kirsten Swikert

Week 5 notes SWRK 330

Kirsten Swikert
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class notes 9-20 and 9-22
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Dr. Mallinger
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kirsten Swikert on Saturday September 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SWRK 330 at Western Kentucky University taught by Dr. Mallinger in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Human Behavior in the Social Environment in Social Work at Western Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 09/24/16
The Dynamics of Human Reproduction • Conception • Diagnosis of pregnancy • Fetal development during pregnancy o The first trimester o The second trimester o The third trimester Prenatal Influences • Nutrition • Drugs and medication • Alcohol • Age • Smoking • Other factors Prenatal Assessment • Problem pregnancies o Ectopic pregnancy o Toxemia o Rh incompatibility o Spontaneous abortion The Birth Process • Birth positions • Natural childbirth • Newborn assessment • Birth defects • Low birth weight and preterm infants Early functioning of the Neonate • Developmental milestones o Growth as a continuous, orderly process o Specific characteristics of different age levels o Individual differences o The nature-nurture controversy o Relevance to social work Profiles of Normal Development for Children Ages 4 Months to 11 Years • 4 months • 8 months • 1 year • 18 months • 2 years • 3 years • 4 years • 5 years • 6-8 years • 9-11 years Significant Issues and Life Events • The abortion controversy: impacts of social and economic forces o International perspective on Abortion Policy o Impacts of macro system policies on practice and access to services § Restricting access § Limiting financial support § Condition of the mother The Impacts of the Macro System on Practice and Access to Services • Fetal condition • Violence against clinics • Stem cell research • Intact dilation and extraction (late term abortion) Abortion • Incidence of abortion • Reasons for abortion • Methods of abortion o Vacuum aspiration o Medication abortion o Dilation and evacuation o Illegal abortion • The importance of context and timing • Arguments for and against abortion • Effects of abortion on women and men • Social worker roles and abortion o Empowering women • Abortion related ethical dilemmas in practice Infertility • Causes o Female infertility o Male infertility o Couple related causes of infertility • Psychological reactions to infertility • Treatment • Assessment • Alternatives available to an infertile couple o Adoption o Surgery and fertility drugs o Artificial insemination o Assisted reproductive technology § In vitro fertilization § Gamete intrafallopian transfer § Zygote intrafallopian transfer § Direct sperm injection § Embryo transplants § Success rates of ART o Surrogate motherhood o Acceptance of childlessness • Effects of macro systems on infertility • Social worker roles, infertility, and empowerment


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