Birth plans outline the laboring woman’s desires related to her labor and birth.
Read the following article:
- White-Corey, S. (2013). Birth plans: Tickets to the OR? MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 38(5), 268-273. Doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31829a399d
Discuss the following:
- The results of this research demonstrate an apparent disconnect between the perceptions of the health care team and the patient’s expectations regarding birth plans. Summarize the differences and suggest a rationale for these findings.
Using the quality improvement competency from the QSEN pre-licensure competencies, how can the perinatal nurse bridge this gap so that patients can safely achieve their labor/ birth expectations?