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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308223
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chinese Practices in Obstetric Nursing
Author(s):
Erickson, Deborah L.; Tipton Shear, Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Epsilon
Author Details:
Deborah L. Erickson, PhD, RN, erickson@bradley.edu; Mary Tipton Shear, BSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: Nurses have the opportunity to care for patients who may be culturally diverse. Due to traditional Chinese beliefs and the effects of overpopulation, obstetric care in China differs from the United States. The purpose of the literature review was to examine the differences in obstetric nursing care practices and cultural traditions between China and the United States.

Methods: A literature review was completed using the CINAHL database, using the keywords obstetric care in China, nursing in China, prenatal care in China, and China health care. Articles that were irrelevant to the topic were eliminated.

Results: There are cultural differences that exist between China and the United States which have an affect on obstetric nursing practice. Some cultural differences are related to traditional Chinese beliefs while others arise from overpopulation and the effects that it has had on the Chinese health care system. Chinese women who deliver babies in the United States may not ask for pharmacological pain relief measures during labor, may ask to eat during labor, and may refuse ice packs for perineal pain or swelling post delivery.

Conclusion: This literature review explored the differences in obstetric nursing care practices between China and the United States. Understanding the rationale for these differences positively inpacts the nursing care offered these women when delivering babies in hospitals in the United States.

Keywords:
obstetrical; Chinese; healthcare
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChinese Practices in Obstetric Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorErickson, Deborah L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTipton Shear, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsDeborah L. Erickson, PhD, RN, erickson@bradley.edu; Mary Tipton Shear, BSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308223-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><strong>Purpose: </strong>Nurses have the opportunity to care for patients who may be culturally diverse. Due to traditional Chinese beliefs and the effects of overpopulation, obstetric care in China differs from the United States. The purpose of the literature review was to examine the differences in obstetric nursing care practices and cultural traditions between China and the United States. <p><strong>Methods:</strong> A literature review was completed using the CINAHL database, using the keywords obstetric care in China, nursing in China, prenatal care in China, and China health care. Articles that were irrelevant to the topic were eliminated. <p><strong>Results: </strong>There are cultural differences that exist between China and the United States which have an affect on obstetric nursing practice. Some cultural differences are related to traditional Chinese beliefs while others arise from overpopulation and the effects that it has had on the Chinese health care system. Chinese women who deliver babies in the United States may not ask for pharmacological pain relief measures during labor, may ask to eat during labor, and may refuse ice packs for perineal pain or swelling post delivery. <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>This literature review explored the differences in obstetric nursing care practices between China and the United States. Understanding the rationale for these differences positively inpacts the nursing care offered these women when delivering babies in hospitals in the United States.en_GB
dc.subjectobstetricalen_GB
dc.subjectChineseen_GB
dc.subjecthealthcareen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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