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Unformatted text preview: Settings of Maternal/Women’s Health Nursing With maternal/women’s health nursing there are different facilities that accommodate these field. To start of a common setting is the hospital setting. In a hospital setting there are different units present and for maternal nurses their setting would be in the maternity wards where the birthing unit is located. In the birthing unit there are delivery rooms and delivery units where the babies are kept to be nurtured while the mother heals or if the newborn needs extra care. Another setting not commonly know is a Maternal and Child Health Consortium which is a voluntarily formed non-profit organization, consisting of all in patient ambulatory prenatal and pediatric care providers and related community organizations in a maternal and child health service region (Department of Health and Senior Services, 2007). Another health facility that accommodates maternal health nursing is Academic Medical Centers. These centers are medical complexes consisting of medical schools, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities,...
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- Spring '08
- Nursing, health nursing, The Mount Sinai Maternal and Child Health Center