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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2018

Deborah E Lang

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Deborah E Lang
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, United States
Title : Cultivating a caritas lactation curriculum: A learner approach pedagogy a philosophy of caring


The World Health Organization, UNICEF and other global partners through breastfeeding advocacy initiatives promote breast milk as the perfect food with lifetime benefits for mother and child. However, over the last decade only forty percent of children worldwide under the age of 6 months are exclusively breastfeed. How to improve this outcome is through educating healthcare providers, nurses and physicians? The approach to support and care for these mother infant dyad is through instructing the health care team. With a care model based on the nursing theorist Jean Watson and Madeline Lenninger, health care providers learn how to enable the mother and that build her self-efficacy.

Audience Take Away:

The care model will use case studies and examples to examine:

  • Lived experiences
  • Lived Life through active listening
  • Lived time in authentic caring
  • Lived relation in cultural awareness

This model has been developed for lactation consulting but is applicable to all health care areas. This model sets a standard for helping the patient navigate their health care and build their self-efficacy.


Deborah Lang obtained her BSN from University of Maryland in 1974 and MSN from Notre Dame University at Maryland in 2013. She became a certified International Lactation Consultant in 1992. She has developed lactation consultant programs Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Johns Hopkins and Howard County General through her work have become designated Baby Friendly hospitals. Along with developing these program she has mentored numerous physicians and nurses in lactation consulting. In addition, she served as liaison for IBCLC to the United Nations.