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The Future of Professional Education in Natural Family Planning
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
  • Richard Fehring, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
10 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1177/0884217503258549
Abstract

Nurses and other health care professionals often have little knowledge of methods of natural family planning (NFP) and do not readily prescribe natural methods for their patients. One reason for this is that little or no information on NFP is provided in nursing or medical schools. The holistic, informational, and integrative nature of NFP fits well with professional nursing practice. A university online distance education NFP teacher training program, which offers academic credit and includes theory, practice, and the latest developments in fertility monitoring, has been developed for health care professionals. Professional NFP services in the United States need to meet worldwide standards and include documenting and assessing pregnancy outcomes, tailoring NFP services to the client or couple, and simplifying them for ease of use in a standard health care practice.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2004): 34-43. DOI. © Blackwell Publishing 2004. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Richard Fehring. "The Future of Professional Education in Natural Family Planning" Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (2004) ISSN: 0090-0311
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_fehring/57/