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.