The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario comes up with nursing best practice guidelines for the intervention of PPD. This intervention is evidenced based and a resource tool for nurses and other health care professionals. One of the nursing interventions is that nurses must have the family members and partner become involve in the care for postpartum mothers (RNAO, 2005, p. 33). Family members should be given education on how to look for early signs of postpartum depression. The partner should also attend session support group with the mom to improve their communication between each other. In addition to this, nurses advocate self-care activities to the new moms to help them in the postpartum period (RNAO, 2005, p. 34). As an example, nurses can encourage mom to exercise, eat healthy, and engage in supportive
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Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, can also be called enuresis is a problem with many different age groups. This is caused by sympathetic dysfunction. Sympathetic dysfunction affects many systems of the body such as the the cardiovascular, reproductive, and even urinary. Enuresis is a medical term used more towards children meaning involuntary urination, referred to bedwetting most of the time (Silverthorn, 2013). The International Continence Society defines incontinence as “a condition in which involuntary loss of urine is a social or hygienic problem and is objectively demonstrated (Viktrup, 1993).” Incontinence is also very common once a woman becomes pregnant and throughout postpartum. Postpartum is the six week period
For my argumentative essay topic I will be discussing why employers should be required to pay maternity leave. Most people after they have a child take somewhere between six to eight weeks leave of absence from their place of employment. There are at least four states that pay maternity leave California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Families that have children should not be put under financial stress due to an unpaid time off work. While they caring for their new baby is stressful enough adding to it by financial stress can be a burden. I can speak from a personal experience that when I had my children I left my place of employment a couple of weeks before my due date due to medical reasons. Our family was in a financial strain after our baby was born due to loss of income and I was forced to return soon after coming home with a new baby. If I had been offered a paid maternity leave our family would have benefited greatly.
This is a reflection on continuing professional and personal development in practice. This reflection is to allow me to improve profeesionally with supportive, evidence based literature and to enable me to evaluate the impact my professional behaviour as a student and future midwife. My learning need is to focus on the importance of professional behaviour when on placement and working with women, their families and members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
What is your image of perfect? By altering genes it would be possible to produce, what in your eyes might be, the “perfect” child. Designer babies are children whose genes are artificially altered and replaced at an embryonic stage to either express or eliminate certain genes. English physician, Walter Heape, established the scientific roots of in vitro fertilization in the late-nineteenth century by transferring embryos from one rabbit to another. The first successful application of IVF in humans took place almost a century later on July 25, 1978, when Louise Brown was born and entitled the world 's first “test-tube baby” (Lerner). This procedure’s purpose is to switch out genes for more preferred ones, especially to improve the health of the child. Genetic engineering could permit selection of desired physical and pleasurable traits for non-medical reasons, which has created concern in some people. The process of switching out the genes of a fetus to install genes that are more preferred has brought up debate about whether or not parents should be able to alter their babies genes to make them more appealing to the parents interests. There are many different ways of looking at this procedure and in contrast to other scientific procedures it can be for greater good or for unnecessary enhancement that could potentially create problems in society. Designer babies aren’t morally correct or incorrect, but are in between depending on what it is being used for.
After reviewing Healthy People 2020 goals for maternal, infants, and child I can see that an APN can play many different roles to achieve these goals. The main role of an APN in the primary care setting is of educator, patient’s advocate, and care coordinator. As a primary care provider, an APN plays an important role in health promotion and disease prevention across the life span by supporting and providing needed education and information. APNs also facilitate quality care and provide treatments to improve the quality of life, reduce pain, suffering, and prevent further progress of the disease. There are several ways an APN can help achieve Healthy People 2020 goals for maternal, child and infants health. For example low income women may
The Breastfeeding Taskforce is currently working on pilot project; we are distributing Breastfeeding Tool-Kits to the medical providers (OBGY, MD, Pediatricians and nurses), the tool-kids contain educational material that supports the importance of breastfeeding. The purpose of this project is to increase the breastfeeding rate in Dona Ana County and to establish breastfeeding as a norm. In order
Evidence base practice (EBP) is a proactive methodology to improving patient care. Nurses are now called upon to research, identify and analyze practice problems so that questions can be answered on how to deliver care. Therefore, the translation of research into practice require strategies such as protocol and guideline to disseminate EBP within an organization (Yoder-Wise, 2015). By researching barriers to breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care (NICU), policy changes are noted to be indicated. The objective of this Dissemination Plan is to identify and organize the activities to be performed in order to promote breastfeeding in the NICU to the key stakeholder and the greater community.
Many women decide to breastfeed their babies and wonder how being a breastfeeding mom will affect their job.
The arrival of a new member of the family is a happy time, but the transition to parenthood is also a tough and vulnerable period for new parents (Zhang, etc., 2016). According to American Psychological Association website (2017), postpartum depression (PPD) is a non-psychotic but a serious clinical disorder that occurs within four to six weeks after childbirth and lasts for at least two consecutive weeks. The symptoms of PPD include excessive anxiety, tearful, loss of interest, fearfulness, mood swings, sleep disruption, confusion, and suicidal/harm thoughts (APA, 2017). It is common for women to suffer from PPD, and around 8%-13% of new mothers’ experience PPD worldwide (World Health Organization, 2013). Compared to maternal PPD, paternal
Breastfeeding has been around forever now, but it’s now not being accepted to be done in public. Women will hear comments like,” could you please cover up,” or ,“ do you really have to do that infront of me?” Women should not have to be judged for something that is natural and healthy. Now, women are starting to fight back towards these comments and won’t stand for what people have to say about them feeding their child. Women should not have to suffer through the harassment of people saying how it’s inappropriate because it is healthy, natural, and legal.
As a global public health recommendation, the World Health Organization recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Most six-month-old infants are physiologically
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.