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The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan Mar 2019

The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Birthing centers inside hospitals may offer women the choice of a pregnancy care provider. Mothers can choose either a physician or a midwife. The rise of birthing centers is parallel to the rise in the demand for midwives. It is essential for the continuous growth of midwives to examine the maternal selection process of pregnancy care providers.

Objectives: The object of the descriptive survey study was examining age, ethnicity, parity, and the awareness of the midwife’s role influence on a woman’s selection of pregnancy care provider. This information would provide midwives with a framework to understand ...


An Assessment Of Maternal Mortality In Papua New Guinea: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Approach, Jennifer Litau May 2018

An Assessment Of Maternal Mortality In Papua New Guinea: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Approach, Jennifer Litau

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

Research into the serious manifestation of maternal mortality in Papua New Guinea is essential for formative knowledge and intervention. Explanatory sequential mixed methods approach employed first involved SPSS analyses of Gulf Provincial Hospital’s obstetric data revealing high rates of home deliveries by mothers. Interviews in high incidence communities provided explanations and mortality experiences.


Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit Implementation, Mandi Wilkins May 2018

Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit Implementation, Mandi Wilkins

DNP Scholarly Projects

ABSTRACT

PRETERM LABOR ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT IMPLEMENTATION

Mandi Mae Wilkins

Every year 10% of babies in the United States are born premature. Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality. Standardized preterm labor (PTL) assessment protocols reduced preterm birth rates, decreased costs, and resulted in more timely diagnoses and prevented the overtreatment of pregnant women who were not experiencing true preterm labor. At a Midwestern, Level II trauma hospital with regional neonatal intensive care unit and 700 annual deliveries, a Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit (PLAT) was implemented and pre- and post-data garnered. The toolkit contained a provider algorithm and an order ...


Empower: A Community-Based Approach To Improve Care For Women And Newborns Affected By Perinatal Substance Use Disorder, Linda Jablonski, Susan Marie Halpin May 2018

Empower: A Community-Based Approach To Improve Care For Women And Newborns Affected By Perinatal Substance Use Disorder, Linda Jablonski, Susan Marie Halpin

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

New England has the second highest rate of prenatal opioid exposure in the country. This population of women and children is particularly vulnerable and requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in order to overcome barriers to care and support good outcomes. This webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improve outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Recognize how prenatal ...


Retrospective Analysis Of Obstetric Sepsis Screening, Holly A. Champagne May 2018

Retrospective Analysis Of Obstetric Sepsis Screening, Holly A. Champagne

Doctoral Projects

This project was designed to evaluate outcomes following implementation of routine screening for sepsis in the obstetric population. A retrospective analysis of the electronic medical record of 204 women who met sepsis criteria using obstetric-adjusted systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and a source of infection was the method used. Outcomes were evaluated for neonates born to the women who developed sepsis during labor. The incidence of sepsis was 0.401 per1,000 and included those with antepartum, intrapartum, or postpartum admissions. The setting was a tertiary center with 5,075 deliveries over the study period. There were 92 (45 ...


Maternal Obesity And Fetal Macrosomia: An Integrative Review Of The Literature Regarding Interventions, Charity Stalcup Apr 2018

Maternal Obesity And Fetal Macrosomia: An Integrative Review Of The Literature Regarding Interventions, Charity Stalcup

Senior Honors Theses

Research suggests pre-pregnancy obesity is associated with an increased risk of macrosomia in the newborn. Since women are expected to gain weight during pregnancy, the standard recommendation of weight loss for obesity is not ideal for this population. In this systematic review of the literature regarding interventions for maternal obesity to reduce fetal macrosomia, 149 articles were screened using three different databases to identify recent randomized controlled trials related to this topic. A total of 11 full text articles were analyzed and included in the review. The articles addressed nutritional, lifestyle, and pharmacological interventions. The results indicated there is currently ...


High Maternal Dietary Glycemic Index And Sugar Consumption And Their Association With Birth Defects And Pregnancy Complications, Nicole Thornton Apr 2018

High Maternal Dietary Glycemic Index And Sugar Consumption And Their Association With Birth Defects And Pregnancy Complications, Nicole Thornton

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to look at existing peer reviewed articles regarding high maternal dietary glycemic index (DGI) and/or sugar consumption (including glucose, fructose, and sucrose) and the risk for birth defects or pregnancy complications.

Methods: PubMed was the primary database used to search for relevant articles. Other related articles were found in the reference sections of the articles screened in the original search.

Results: Nine case-control and cohort studies were used in this review. Five of the six case-control studies found a significant risk between high maternal DGI and/or sugar intake and birth ...


Attachment In Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding, Karlee Kent, Grace Wilkins, Hailey Peterson Apr 2018

Attachment In Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding, Karlee Kent, Grace Wilkins, Hailey Peterson

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

According to John Bowlby, infants are born with an innate need to maintain a close proximity to a primary caregiver “to protect an individual against physical and psychological threats and alleviate distress” (Bowlby, 2008, as cited in Amani, 2016, p. 510). Bowlby defines attachment as “the emotional bond between infant and caregiver, who is typically the mother” (Bowlby, 2008, as cited in Amani, 2016, p. 506). One way infants foster attachment to their caregiver is through their feeding process, such as breastfeeding or formula feeding. According to Hockenberry and Wilson (2015), “the most outstanding psychological benefit of breastfeeding is the ...


The Relationship Between Birthing Positions And Perineal Trauma, Natashia Dutton, Monica Suek Apr 2018

The Relationship Between Birthing Positions And Perineal Trauma, Natashia Dutton, Monica Suek

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Perineal trauma is a prevalent problem during child birth with around 53% to 79% of vaginal deliveries resulting in perineal trauma (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2016). Perineal trauma is damage to the genitalia during childbirth. According to the Mayo Clinic, “perineal lacerations or tears occur when the baby's head is coming through the vaginal opening and is too large for the vagina to stretch around” (2015). Perineal trauma can make recovery from labor longer and may make it difficult for new mother to take care of their newborns. During the birthing process, woman can be in ...


The Youngest Victims Of The Opioid Epidemic, Katelyn E. Miller, Abby Reed Apr 2018

The Youngest Victims Of The Opioid Epidemic, Katelyn E. Miller, Abby Reed

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

When babies are born to opioid-addicted mothers, they often develop Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS is characterized by symptoms associated with abrupt opioid withdrawal (“Neonatal Abstinence”, 2015). By preventing NAS in babies before they are born and properly caring for a baby with NAS after birth, we will aim to decrease the incidence of this condition and as its harmful effects in the lives of babies. In Ohio, there are many neonates suffering from NAS. The rates for babies born with NAS have quadrupled since 2011 when 2.2 out of every 1000 babies had NAS to 2015, where 12 ...


The Effect Of Kinship Foster Care Compared To Non-Kinship Foster Care On Resiliency, Heidi M. Vizino, Alyssa B. Bergthold Apr 2018

The Effect Of Kinship Foster Care Compared To Non-Kinship Foster Care On Resiliency, Heidi M. Vizino, Alyssa B. Bergthold

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

An estimated 40% to 60% of children in foster care have clinically significant emotional or behavioral problems (US Public Health Service, 2000). Children in foster care experience a range of complex psychosocial issues due to a loss of stability in a foundational biological family unit. Research shows that placement type may have an impact on a child’s socioemotional resiliency and level of access to needed mental health services (Lynch, 2011; Smithgall, Yang, & Weiner 2013; Winokur, 2014). The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate the effect of foster home placement type, specifically kinship foster care compared to non-kinship foster care ...


Nursing Interventions For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Sierra Harris Apr 2018

Nursing Interventions For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Sierra Harris

Scholars Week

This project serves to explore evidence for three nursing interventions aimed at neonatal abstinence syndrome including: breastfeeding, kangaroo care, and rooming-in. Many nursing interventions and policies are aimed at treating the symptoms despite limited research supporting their effectiveness. Further investigation into these interventions and policies regarding neonatal abstinence syndrome needs to be addressed in order to improve the quality of care for affected neonates and decrease the stigma surrounding neonatal abstinence syndrome.


Attitudes Among Senior Bsn Nursing Students Toward Breastfeeding, Jenna Sanborn Apr 2018

Attitudes Among Senior Bsn Nursing Students Toward Breastfeeding, Jenna Sanborn

Honors Theses

The health benefits of breastfeeding infants for at least the first six months of life are widely known, but the majority of women begin supplementing breast milk with formula within three months after birth. In 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) to increase breastfeeding rates worldwide. This initiative focuses on providing evidence-based, maternity care with an emphasis on improving breastfeeding rates. There are ten steps that hospitals must implement to some degree in order to become a Baby-Friendly hospital; these steps focus on educating the staff ...


Baby Got Bac, Tina Histand Bsn, Rn, Heidi Mustapich Bsn, Rn, Brittany Parks Rn, Mallory Potter Bsn, Rn, Melanie Traynham Rn Mar 2018

Baby Got Bac, Tina Histand Bsn, Rn, Heidi Mustapich Bsn, Rn, Brittany Parks Rn, Mallory Potter Bsn, Rn, Melanie Traynham Rn

Presentations

PICO Statement

• Population: 6 Henson patients who qualify for Safe Sleep Practices according to the Safe Sleep Policy.
• Intervention: Signs will placed in high patient care areas to provide awareness and reminders to 6 Henson patient caregivers of correct safe sleep practices.
• Comparison: Current standard of care
• Outcomes: Increased compliance with safe to sleep practices

Aim Statement

The objective of this evidence based practice project is to increase Safe Sleep compliance on the 6 Henson unit by 10% by March of 2018


Abcs Of Safe Sleep, Alyson Hill Rn, Jennifer Markey Rn, Bailey Ritter Rn, Ashley Smith Rn, Aaron Smithson Rn Mar 2018

Abcs Of Safe Sleep, Alyson Hill Rn, Jennifer Markey Rn, Bailey Ritter Rn, Ashley Smith Rn, Aaron Smithson Rn

Presentations

PICO Question

Does education and teaching to parents and family regarding safe sleep practices increase the compliance of safe sleep for infants 0-12 months on 4 Sutherland compared to the current practice?

Aim Statement

The objective of the evidence based practice project is to increase Safe Sleep compliance by improving education given to parents and family from 20% to 90% by February 2018


Safe Baby, Hannah Burger Bsn, Rn, Samantha Cockrell Bsn, Rn, Shauni Lawrence Bsn, Rn, Shae Mcginnis Bsn, Rn, Christina Montgomery Rn, Elizabeth Taylor Rn Mar 2018

Safe Baby, Hannah Burger Bsn, Rn, Samantha Cockrell Bsn, Rn, Shauni Lawrence Bsn, Rn, Shae Mcginnis Bsn, Rn, Christina Montgomery Rn, Elizabeth Taylor Rn

Presentations

PICO Question

P: 4 Henson and 5 Sutherland patients who qualify for Safe Sleep Practices according to the Safe Sleep Policy.
I: Creating a useable checklist to be completed with each infant and each shift change
C: Current standard of care
O: Increased compliance with safe to sleep practices

Aim Statement

The objective of this evidence based practice project is to increase Safe Sleep compliance from 50% to 65% on 4 Henson and 5 Sutherland by February 1, 2018.


Picu Patient Satisfaction, Kaitlyn Enochs Bsn, Rn, Jonathan Foley Bsn, Rn, Tara Goodman Bsn, Rn, Abby Haupt Bsn, Rn, Chelsea Koerkenmeier Bsn, Rn, Allison Mills Bsn, Rn, Kara Mishler Bsn, Rn, Madison Myers Bsn, Rn, Michelle Noykhovich Bsn, Rn, Sophia Poplin Bsn,Rn, Austin Reyes Bsn, Rn, Kylie Stottlemyre Bsn, Rn, Sarah Swift Bsn, Rn, Danielle Warner Bsn, Rn, Emily Zimmerman Bsn, Rn, Brooke English Msn, Rn, Ccrn, Katherine Hoffman Bsn, Rn Mar 2018

Picu Patient Satisfaction, Kaitlyn Enochs Bsn, Rn, Jonathan Foley Bsn, Rn, Tara Goodman Bsn, Rn, Abby Haupt Bsn, Rn, Chelsea Koerkenmeier Bsn, Rn, Allison Mills Bsn, Rn, Kara Mishler Bsn, Rn, Madison Myers Bsn, Rn, Michelle Noykhovich Bsn, Rn, Sophia Poplin Bsn,Rn, Austin Reyes Bsn, Rn, Kylie Stottlemyre Bsn, Rn, Sarah Swift Bsn, Rn, Danielle Warner Bsn, Rn, Emily Zimmerman Bsn, Rn, Brooke English Msn, Rn, Ccrn, Katherine Hoffman Bsn, Rn

Presentations

PICO

PICU secretaries and parents will be able to increase the number of completed parent satisfaction surveys compared to current actions and supports.

Aim Statement

  • To increase rate of completed parent survey by 5%, as measured by the number of surveys submitted each quarter by January 2018
  • To have 10% response rate to surveys for patients that have been in the PICU for 30 days or greater.


Chasing Never: Unplanned Extubation, Leeanna Gaspers Bsn,Rn, Brittney Gerber Bsn,Rn, Madison Hersma Bsn,Rn, Erin Keith-Chancy Bsn,Ccrn, Audrey Knodell Bsn,Rn, Jordan Miller Bsn,Rn, Liz Morrow Bsn,Rn, Tara Otterson Bsn,Rnc, Chantal Rogers Bsn,Rn, Abby Slaven Bsn,Rn Mar 2018

Chasing Never: Unplanned Extubation, Leeanna Gaspers Bsn,Rn, Brittney Gerber Bsn,Rn, Madison Hersma Bsn,Rn, Erin Keith-Chancy Bsn,Ccrn, Audrey Knodell Bsn,Rn, Jordan Miller Bsn,Rn, Liz Morrow Bsn,Rn, Tara Otterson Bsn,Rnc, Chantal Rogers Bsn,Rn, Abby Slaven Bsn,Rn

Presentations

PICO Question

• P:In the Intubated neonate
• I: can the bundling of potentially best practice recommendations (tube location documentation, 2-person handling, and management of positioning and secretions) and standardized hourly assessment with documentation of compliance
• C: current standard of practice
• O: decreased unplanned extubations

Aim Statement

Decrease the rate of unplanned extubations in the ICN from 1.38/100 ventilator days in 2016 to 1 event/100 ventilator days in 2017.


Icn Flu Vaccine Cocooning, Allison Bauer Bsn, Rn, Brittany Wolter Bsn, Rn, Jonathan Rind Bsn, Rn, Maggie Butaud Bsn, Rn, Sarah Dumovich Bsn,Rn, Tori Weishaar Bsn, Rn, Karli Wittenbach Bsn, Rn Mar 2018

Icn Flu Vaccine Cocooning, Allison Bauer Bsn, Rn, Brittany Wolter Bsn, Rn, Jonathan Rind Bsn, Rn, Maggie Butaud Bsn, Rn, Sarah Dumovich Bsn,Rn, Tori Weishaar Bsn, Rn, Karli Wittenbach Bsn, Rn

Presentations

PICO Question

P (Population): Registered nurses in the CMH Intensive Care Nursery providing patient care.

I (Intervention): Electronic documentation of parent flu vaccine status. Include vaccine status reminder in pod huddle.

C (Comparison): Current practice

O (Outcome): Increase the percentage of families receiving the flu-vac

Aim Statement

The objective of this evidence based practice project is to increase the percentage of families receiving the flu vaccine from 83% to 85% by March of 2018


Ed Staff Morale, Madison Wilkins Rn, Tonya Cross Rn, Brittany Schmalzbach Rn, Noah Olla Rn, Fred Richards Rn, Emily Pendleton Rn Mar 2018

Ed Staff Morale, Madison Wilkins Rn, Tonya Cross Rn, Brittany Schmalzbach Rn, Noah Olla Rn, Fred Richards Rn, Emily Pendleton Rn

Presentations

PICO Question

PICO Question & Aim Statement

• (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes Measures)

• P: ED Nurses and Support Staff

• I: Huddle Recognition and prizes

• C: No recognition

• O: Improved nursing morale

 To increase the median morale of nursing and support staff from 74% to 80% as measured by Daily Pulse by March of 2018


Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder Mar 2018

Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Previous studies have reported associations between prenatal maternal distress and negative health outcomes for the unborn. There are gaps within this body of knowledge and inconsistencies in the research which make the relevant relationships unclear. If changes in maternal cortisol cause alterations in fetal development, it is important to gain an adequate understanding of how, and if, maternal psychological distress predicts maternal cortisol levels. This study is an integrative literature review that looks at the research investigating a connection between maternal psychological distress and maternal cortisol levels during pregnancy. Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) Transactional Model of Stress ...


Caring For The Bereaved Mother, Ivonne Rocio Guzman Mar 2018

Caring For The Bereaved Mother, Ivonne Rocio Guzman

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

Purpose: Caring for the bereaved mother can be a challenging undertaking for healthcare professionals who unless have suffered a similar loss, can find it difficult to relate with bereaved parents. The purpose of this DNP project is to research grief and bereavement to better understand the parental bereavement experience and to develop an education lesson for MBU nurses caring for bereaved patients. It is essential to provide nurses with insight into the bereavement experience of parents who have suffered the loss of a child, so they can provide support that validates the parents’ grief and helps facilitate spiritual, emotional, or ...


Improving Neonatal Resuscitation Readiness, Benay Johnson Mar 2018

Improving Neonatal Resuscitation Readiness, Benay Johnson

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

According to the AHA and the AAP, approximately 10% of newborns require some assistance to begin breathing at birth; less than 1% need extensive resuscitative measures to survive (2015). There is an abundance of evidence-based literature on the need for neonatal resuscitation readiness. However much of this literature is targeted toward teamwork efforts during the act of resuscitation. This DNP scholarly project is to take a step back to improve the actual set-up component required for neonatal resuscitation. There can be instances in which equipment is not properly set-up or the set-up is not appropriate for the gestational age of ...


Improving Neonatal Outcomes Through The Implementation Of A Delayed Bathing Program, Kathy Livolsi Mar 2018

Improving Neonatal Outcomes Through The Implementation Of A Delayed Bathing Program, Kathy Livolsi

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

Abstract

Background and Objective: Until 2010 newborns at most community-based hospitals were subjected to their initial bath within two hours of birth. However, this practice has recently changed due to the evidence-based recommendations that demonstrate improved outcomes for neonates when the first bath is delayed for 12-24 hours after birth. Upon delivery, infants are placed skin-to-skin with their parents to promote thermoregulation, breast feeding and bonding. The purpose of this project was to implement a program that delayed infant bathing until the infant was approximately 24 hours old. Rates of neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal hypothermia, exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding and formula supplementation ...


Neonatal Resuscitation And Quality Improvement Initiatives At Hopital St Nicolas De Saint Marc, Haiti, Deborah O’Dowd Mar 2018

Neonatal Resuscitation And Quality Improvement Initiatives At Hopital St Nicolas De Saint Marc, Haiti, Deborah O’Dowd

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

According to statistics drawn from the World Health Organization, Haiti has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the Americas, at 52.2 per 1,000 live births as compared to 12.5 per 1,000 live births in the Americas overall (World Health Organization, 2016). One of the key factors in improving these numbers is to improve the availability and quality of care. Providing advanced education to Haitian nursing staff regarding the care of neonates is vital to improving the outcomes of this patient population. Additionally, providing a strong foundation in quality improvement methodology gives the nurses the ...


Meta-Analysis Of The Effects Of Exercise Interventions On Obese Adolescents, Brandy E. Strahan Phd, Rn, Hyochol Ahn Phd, Ms-Ece, Ms-Cts, Aprn, Anp-Bc, Jonathan Shuster M.Sc., Ph.D. Feb 2018

Meta-Analysis Of The Effects Of Exercise Interventions On Obese Adolescents, Brandy E. Strahan Phd, Rn, Hyochol Ahn Phd, Ms-Ece, Ms-Cts, Aprn, Anp-Bc, Jonathan Shuster M.Sc., Ph.D.

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

A meta-analysis of 10 randomized control studies published in 2003-2013 was conducted to provide a summary of the effects of exercise interventions on obese adolescents. Outcomes of the reviewed trials included body mass index, weight, glucose, and triglycerides. Data were combined using an inverse variance weighted random effects model. The effect size estimate for BMI was 1.354 kg/m2 (p < 0.001, SE 0.321), indicating that the BMI of individuals in treatment groups improved, as compared to control groups. A statistically significant reduction in weight was greater in the intervention groups than the control groups by 3.815 kg (p = 0.001, SE 1.101). The findings of this meta-analysis show that exercise interventions may improve control of weight and BMI and in turn be a factor in decreasing obesity.


What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler Feb 2018

What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler

Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Managing Ambiguity: Nurses Caring For The Mother Of A Stillborn Baby, Natasha J. Nurse Feb 2018

Managing Ambiguity: Nurses Caring For The Mother Of A Stillborn Baby, Natasha J. Nurse

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe and conceptualize the experiences and processes involved when labor and delivery nurses provide care to women experiencing a stillbirth.

Background: The care of a woman experiencing a stillbirth is an important topic that requires attention, however, there is a paucity of literature on the specifics of a nurse’s experience as she or he cares for a grieving mother. These experiences may shed light on gaps in care that may exist as well as gaps in the resources, education and support needed to appropriately prepare nurses for providing care to ...


It's About Time! Gdm: A Transformative Postpartum Process. A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, Natalie Giannotti Jan 2018

It's About Time! Gdm: A Transformative Postpartum Process. A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, Natalie Giannotti

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Abstract

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first diagnosis during pregnancy, and affects 3.7%-18% of Canadian women (Canadian Diabetes Association, 2013). Social support can help women with a history of GDM be successful in achieving optimal health postpartum. The purpose of this constructivist grounded theory (GT) study (Charmaz, 2011) was twofold: (1) To explore the social support processes of women with a history of GDM as they navigate through the healthcare system postpartum, to restore and maintain their health, and (2) To critically examine facilitating factors and barriers to engaging in health ...


Intimate Partner Violence And Its Impact On Pregnant Women And Their Infants: A Systematic Review, Rachel Ashley, Emily Pagni, Alissarh Choujaa Jan 2018

Intimate Partner Violence And Its Impact On Pregnant Women And Their Infants: A Systematic Review, Rachel Ashley, Emily Pagni, Alissarh Choujaa

Honors Research Projects

Abstract

In the United States, about 324,000 pregnant women are victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) annually. IPV is any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of women or men in family units. IPV has detrimental effects on pregnant women and their babies, from their physical health to their mental health. It is important for nurses and other healthcare providers to have knowledge and understanding about IPV in this population and to use effective interventions and screening procedures. The purpose of this systematic review is to review and critically analyze evidence about IPV in pregnant women. The literature ...