This course introduces students to the principles, theories and concepts of caring for the childbearing individual with family in a multicultural society. Students use clinical decision making to explore best practices that can enhance the patient’s plan of care. Available sources of informatics will be utilized in the care setting to organize and manage patient care. Students learn to apply health teaching and counseling concepts to the identified needs of the childbearing family with inclusion of cultural considerations. Students will engage in discussions related to legal aspects of practice governing maternal/newborn nursing practice.
Prerequisite: NUR 357