A Difficult Pregnancy
A Nurse Practitioner Looks for Answers
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
This case study, about a developmentally disabled, 30-weeks-pregnant 19-year-old, presents some of the patient management issues that health care workers face. The case is used in a graduate level seminar for family nurse practitioner students going through their clinical experience. It would also be appropriate for medical students and, with a few minor modifications, could be used for undergraduate level nursing students.
- Discuss patient management issues in pregnancy: diagnosis, treatment, and patient education—especially the alternatives with rationales.
- Explore the psychosocial issues of the case.
- Discuss the issues of managing a patient with developmental disabilities.
- Discuss the issues of managing a patient with a culture different from your own.
- Discuss issues related to working in an office where you are a minority.
KeywordsPregnancy; prenatal testing; prenatal care; patient management; urinary tract infection; ketonuria; Rh negative blood type; developmental disability
Topical AreasEthics, Social issues
Educational LevelUndergraduate upper division, Graduate, Clinical education
Type / MethodsDiscussion
Subject HeadingsNursing | Medicine (General) |
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