NSPN 7200 builds on the concepts presented in NSPN 7100, Healthy Childbearing Experiences and the Newborn. The social determinants of health perspective is the framework for this course which seeks to explore common health challenges experienced during the perinatal period through the use of multifaceted case studies. Each case study will assist the learners to consider the diverse population of women and families they will care for in the perinatal setting. Health challenges of substance use, violence, mental health, preterm labour, hypertension, diabetes, multiple gestation, perinatal loss, post term pregnancy, HIV, and disabilities are explored. Concepts of systematic inquiry, critical reflection, and clinical decision making are emphasized throughout the course.
This section is an exam challenge for experienced Perinatal Nurses who have taken equivalent formal training. Students will receive a course information email approximately 2 weeks prior to term start. There is one textbook that the student may purchase if they wish. Please contact the Program Head at email@example.com for approval to register.
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In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Explain how the social determinants of health relate to perinatal outcomes.
Define and explain the course perinatal health challenges.
Identify risk factors related to the identified course perinatal health challenges.
Describe the effect of the perinatal health challenges on fetal growth and development.
Describe the effect of the perinatal health challenges on the maternal pregnancy and childbearing experience.
Discuss the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing comprehensive care to women experiencing perinatal health challenges.
Describe the impact of perinatal health challenges on the transition to parenting.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
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