The unwed pregnant adolescent: implications for the professional nurse.

  • Jeffrey Petrella
  • Published 1978 in
    JOGN nursing; journal of obstetric, gynecologic…


To promote better care fo the unwed pregnant adolescent, an overview of adolescent development, feelings, and behaviors is given, followed by a generalized description of the patient herself. Then, to help enhance the care given to this patient, who needs strong support and encouragement during this crucial time, the role of the nurse if outlined. 


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