A case study of teen parenting

Regina Cardaci

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Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how the use of the standard nursing languages of NANDA International (NANDA-I), the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) help a teen mother provide safe care for her newborn. In addition, this study aims to demonstrate how important standardized nursing languages are in documenting the care provided. Data Sources: The data sources for this article are clinical nursing practice, research evidence in the form of care directives from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding newborn safety and feeding, and the books that provide directions for the use of NANDA-I, NIC, and NOC. Data Synthesis: This case demonstrates the use of the nursing process in providing care for a teen mother and a newborn. Conclusions: Many new mothers, especially teens, are poorly informed regarding normal newborn care and safety upon hospital discharge. For this reason, teen mothers should be referred for nursing assessments in the home environment after discharge. Implications For Nursing: This case demonstrates the need for education of all parents prior to hospital discharge and supports the need for home-based evaluations to ensure the safety of the infant. This case also supports the use of standardized nursing language to document the care provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011


  • Breast-feeding
  • Home care
  • Standardized nursing languages
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Teen parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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