Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

Perinatal Nursing and Its Standards


Maltepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu, İstanbul, Türkiye


Marmara Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Hemşirelik Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 83-90
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.34654
Read: 1275 Downloads: 454 Published: 31 March 2021

A perinatal nurse is a health professional who provides holistic care during perinatal period when the maternal/infant mortality rates at their highest and women’s health and quality of life are adversely affected. Throughout fertility processes, it is important to fulfil the care needs of women, fetus/newborn, and the family during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal periods starting from preconceptional stage. Perinatal nurses have critical roles and responsibilities to meet these requirements within the framework of qualified, sufficient, effective, evidence-based and professional nursing care. In some countries, duties and responsibilities of perinatal nursing and qualifications they should have, are defined by the relevant institutions. All these are being published in the guidelines as standards. Whereas, in our country, there is no definition of duties, power, and responsibilities of perinatal nursing. 
This review has been written in order to define perinatal nursing which is one of the sub-specialities of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing; to set forth the significance, standards and qualifications of the practice through relevant examples from U.S. and Canada, and to contribute to the literature in this context.  

Andaç T, Yıldız H. Perinatal Nursing and Its Standards. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021;18(1):83-90.

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