Patient Teaching on Postpartum Discharge Instructions/Care
To develop the nursing diagnosis, it will be important to look at the health patterns of nutrition and feeding of the mother and the family. This will include the common diet and the expected changes in postpartum. Secondly, it will be important to consider the family support and the health seeking behavior of the patient and the family to identify how well they can cope with the expectation of postpartum care. Cultural, social and spiritual beliefs are also an important consideration to assess how well they are compatible with the healthcare requirements. In addition, physical assessment of the patient will help in planning the care.
It is also expected that through teaching, the client will be able to distinguish between rational health practice and misleading beliefs. This will be evidenced by rational health choices made by the client.
Considering the client’s needs, one-on-one teaching will be adopted for the education. This will be in the form of a discussion since there is no language barrier. With the importance of education explained to the spouse, the discussion will involve the whole family. The teaching will be supplemented with brochures and informational charts both in the facility and provided for home use.
Oral questioning pre and post teaching will be done to evaluate understanding. The responses will be compared before and after the teaching. Return demonstrations for breastfeeding will be expected from the client