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An Exploration of Changes in Healthcare Providers' Learning Outcomes Related to Breastfeeding Support and Promotion

Abstract Despite the widely recognized health benefits of breastfeeding and its endorsement by leading health organizations, as a preventative public health intervention, inadequate breastfeeding knowledge and lactation management skills among healthcare providers continues to be a major barrier for women who choose to initiate breastfeeding. Breastfeeding competencies are not standardized in healthcare education for any of the health professions. To address this gap, a few continuing education and professional development programs have been implemented, but paucity in research regarding the efficacy of these programs exists. The purpose of this study was to explore the changes in healthcare providers’ learning outcomes related to breastfeeding su... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Watkins, Amanda L. (Author) / Dodgson, Joan E (Advisor) / Reifsnider, Elizabeth (Committee member) / McClain, Darya (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health education / Nursing / Pedagogy / breastfeeding / education / healthcare providers / lactation / Theory of Planned Behavior
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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