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In answer to a reader's question, the author of this column addresses the legal and ethical responsibilities of a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who agrees to attend her students' drug-free… (More)
In response to a reader's essay, the author of this column states that physicians must legally and ethically provide expectant parents with information about their risks and options. It is not… (More)
Abstract Online or blended learning is growing as an option for nurses who want to continue their education to improve patient care outcomes, advance their careers, and contribute to a more effective… (More)
In recent years, childhood obesity has become a worldwide issue. The growing list of negative outcomes associated with its occurrence is constantly increasing the need for prevention and… (More)
Birth plans and living wills are both advance directives that promote individualized care and improved outcomes for individuals and their families.
Abstract Licensure compacts are not new, but they are new to nursing licensure and even newer to the regulation of advanced practice nurses (APRN). State laws govern professional practice. Boards of… (More)
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators have a duty to their clients to make referrals to qualified professionals-in this case, to an expert in nutrition, a dietician. A reasonable way to assure a… (More)
In this column, the author examines the current status of abandoned-baby laws in the United States and how it can impact the work of childbirth educators.
In response to a reader's question, Dr. Philipsen examines the possibilities of conflict of interest in various methods of physician reimbursement.
A childbirth educator asks for advice relative to a married couple in her class who plans to give up their baby for adoption.