The pregnant family through early infancy will be the unit of study. Discussion of political, economic, social, religious and health care influences on reproduction and family life and the counter influences of pregnancy and the birth of children in communities and societal systems will be included. The course focuses on the pregnant family’s interaction with the environment. The stages of pregnancy, fetal development and adaptation of the newborn to extra-uterine life are the major topics of discussion. Normal and minor disruptions of the physiological and psychological functioning of the mother, the newborn and various family members will be emphasized through theory and practice.
NURS 210, 215, and 221
2 hours lecture; 6 hours clinical
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