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J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Jan-Mar;27(1):36-42. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e31827e478d.

Promoting cultural humility during labor and birth: putting theory into action during PRONTO obstetric and neonatal emergency training.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA. jfahey@fpi.umaryland.edu

Abstract

Maternal and neonatal mortality in Northern Guatemala, a region with a high percentage of indigenous people, is disproportionately high. Initiatives to improve quality of care at local health facilities equipped for births, and increasing the number of births attended at these facilities will help address this problem. PRONTO (Programa de Rescate Obstétrico y Neonatal: Tratamiento Óptimo y Oportuno) is a low-tech, high-fidelity, simulation-based, provider-to-provider training in the management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies. This program has been successfully tested and implemented in Mexico. PRONTO will now be implemented in Guatemala as part of an initiative to decrease maternal and perinatal mortality. Guatemalan health authorities have requested that the training include training on cultural humility and humanized birth. This article describes the process of curricular adaptation to satisfy this request. The PRONTO team adapted the existing program through 4 steps: (a) analysis of the problem and context through a review of qualitative data and stakeholder interviews, (b) literature review and adoption of a theoretical framework regarding cultural humility and adult learning, (c) adaptation of the curriculum and design of new activities and simulations, and (d) implementation of adapted and expanded curriculum and further refinement in response to participant response.

PMID:
23360940
DOI:
10.1097/JPN.0b013e31827e478d
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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