Date of Defense
Diane Hamilton, Nursing
Judy Hoelscher, Nursing
Barb Groh, Bronson Methodist Hospital
This paper presents the role of fatherhood and its relationships with masculinity, fathering abilities, societal issues, and father-child interactions as an integral part of a father's wholeness. The historical impact of society's expectations, policies, and changes that have occurred over time are presented. As the role of fathers has changed, the relationship between the father and child and health parenting environment has also shifted. There now exists a strong need for fatherhood development within our communities. One solution to this issue is to heighten the awareness of fathering for men and society. A program to strengthen and balance the roles of fatherhood is presented as a learning module ready for use.
Nicholson, Cynthia-Marie C., "Utilizing the Dynamics and Supporting the Essence of Fatherhood: An Assessment and Plan for the Development of the Working Father" (1999). Honors Theses. 598.
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