DQ5 Culture in Nursing APA Format
Transcultural Perspectives in Childbearing
A nurse is taking care of a single mother who has conceived by anonymous sperm donation.
1. As the nurse, what issues would you focus on regarding the woman’s prenatal care and birth plan?
2. What supports will be beneficial to the new mother postpartum?
The essay must be submitted to the forum in the discussion tab titled “week 5 assignment”. The assignment must include at least 2 evidence-based references (excluding the class textbook). Reference should not be older than five years.
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (8th ed.)
Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, and John W. Collins
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Culturally competent nursing is essential in modern healthcare. It is because people rate the quality of healthcare based on their beliefs and preferences. In childbearing, nurses should apply a transcultural perspective because cultural beliefs and preferences may interfere with the quality of both prenatal and postpartum care. Considering the case of a single woman who has conceived by sperm donation from an unknown person, the nurse must practice transcultural nursing to ensure that the woman is contented with the care. As a nurse, I would focus on the following issues when providing prenatal care. First, the woman lacks sufficient companion because her society may be against the step she took. Therefore, I would make sure that I maintain interpersonal interaction with the woman in order to develop trust and make her feel that she is not alone (Jones, Lattof, & Coast, 2017). Secondly, the woman has no one to assist her because she does not have a husband. Therefore, as a nurse, I would send her regular messages to enquire about her whereabouts and to remind her about prenatal clinical visits. When developing a birth plan, I would respect her decisions and avoid asking whether she would want her husband to be present during birth.(425words)