From innovation to common practice: perinatal nursing pre-1970 to 2005.

@article{Martell2006FromIT,
  title={From innovation to common practice: perinatal nursing pre-1970 to 2005.},
  author={Louise Kelly Martell},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          8-16; quiz 17-8
        }
}
The history of perinatal nursing from before 1970 to the present is characterized by innovations that became common practice in later years. These innovations include fetal monitoring, mother/baby care, and early postpartum discharge. The driving forces behind changes in care within the social context of the times were scientific/medical developments and families' desires for the best possible childbearing experience. With innovations becoming commonplace, nursing practice became more complex… CONTINUE READING
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