by, Emily Morehead, MA
November is National Adoption Month.
For many reasons, clinicians, including nurses, may feel uncertain about how to care for a patient planning adoption.
They may have little experience with patients planning adoption or be unsure of their hospital’s policies about care of patients planning adoption. Because adoption has changed so much in recent years, having current information is important. Sometimes personal or professional experiences may impact one’s perspective or opinion about adoption either positively or negatively. As with other sensitive issues, putting aside personal biases about adoption allows the clinician to appropriately help patients with their individual needs related to placing a baby for adoption. Continue reading