The Importance of Culture in Childbearing

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Lynne P. Lewallen, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In 1972, Mary Lou Moore wrote about the importance of nurses in the United States becoming aware of childbirth traditions of other countries. In 2010, North America has become more culturally diverse, and the dominant culture related to childbirth has become the hospital culture. Nurses must acknowledge this unique culture and work to make women of all cultures comfortable in this setting to ensure a safe and satisfying childbearing experience.

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Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40 (1), 4-8
Language: English
Date: 2011
Nursing, Childbirth, Prenatal care, Neonatal care, Culture

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