Planning for a New Baby: A Creative Approach to Learning

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Denise Côté-Arsenault, Professor; Department Chair (Parent & Child Nursing) (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Teaching about pregnancy in a childbearing (ie, maternity or obstetrical) nursing course can be challenging because experiences with pregnant families are not easy to find. Educators are aware that active learning is more effective than passive learning,1 but when hands-on learning opportunities are not readily available, role playing or simulations are useful. While redesigning an undergraduate childbearing family course, the author sought to include a learning experience that would help nursing students understand the complex psychological and physical transition to parenthood that new parents face.

Additional Information

Nurse Educator, 29, 6-9
Language: English
Date: 2004
teaching, pregnancy, nurse education, hands-on learning

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