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Chapter 2 The Nurse’s Role in Maternity, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Nursing

BCCC Maternal-Child Nursing 3rd ed
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Advocacy
Speaking or arguing in support of a policy or a person's rights.
Ambiguity (ambiguous)
Lack of clarity or certainty; having more than one meaning.
Assumptions
Beliefs taken for granted without examination.
Baseline data
Information that describes the status of the client before treatment begins.
Bias
A prejudice that sways the mind.
Cesarean birth
Surgical birth of the fetus through an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus.
Delegated nursing interventions
Physician-prescribed nursing actions that require nursing judgment because nurses are accountable for correct implementation. See also independent nursing interventions.
Fetus
The developing baby from 9 weeks after conception until birth. In everyday practice the term is often used to describe a developing baby during pregnancy, regardless of age.
Independent nursing interventions
Nurse-prescribed actions used in both nursing diagnoses and collaboratively addressed problems. See also delegated nursing interventions.
Inference
The act of drawing a conclusion or making a deduction.
Judgment
An opinion.
Nursing diagnosis
A clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual or potential health problems or life processes.
Reflection
Meditation, attentive consideration.
Skepticism
Doubt in the absence of conclusive evidence.
Suspend
To delay or to bring to a stop temporarily.
Validate
To make certain that the information collected during assessment is accurate.