Student Motherhood may be described as a process of

 Student explains the theory and rationale for choosing itMy concept analysis is on promotingthe maternal-newborn bonding in the postpartum period.

I would use Dr. Afaf Meleis theory on transitiontheory to supportmy concept analysis around motherhood transition. Dr. Meleis have used transitionstheory to study many types of transitions such as the immigration transition,the transition of caregivers, the transition of patients with cardiovascularevents, the transition to motherhood, and the menopausal transition, as well asthe transition of women toward integrating their roles while enhancing theirwellbeing.

  Inmy research, I will explore the early skin at the postpartum period and it’sbenefit on the baby and the mother. The motherhood transition and maternal-newborn bonding are directly related. Motherhood transition which is a keycomponent to promote nurse role in the maternal-newborn bonding. Moreover, Dr. Meleis theoryis focused on how nurses can make a difference in helping people achievehealthy outcomes after their transitions. Using the transitiontheory in motherhood can give the new mother an optimal outcome after givingbirth. Motherhood may be described as a process of role transition thatbegins during pregnancy. The transition ends when the mother develops a senseof comfort and confidence in performing the parental role.

The Understanding of the transitionand how to help the new mother to go through this new experience, it would bevery helpful for the nurses to promote the maternal newborn bonding.  Student critiques it’s usefulness for their proposed research.The use of the theory is veryuseful in the postpartum period, because is facilitate a healthy transition by assumingher new role.Some may critique the uselfness of theory in nursing interventions especiallyin motherhood transition since it’s a natural bonding from a child and motherperspective. For some mothers bonding is natural and won’t need any nurses interventions,while other mothers may need advance nursing interventions.Student explains how they would use it with theirresearch.

Using Dr. Meleis transition theorythat she called for knowledge development in nursing to be about nursingtherapeutics rather than understand the phenomena related to responses tohealth situations. The therapeutic approach that the nurse need to intgrate inthe patient care is the most important in helping the new mother intransitioning in motherhood and engage her bonding with her newborn.Student selects an appropriate peer reviewed researcharticle.The article that I choose for thepurpose of this paper is “Perceived Readiness for Hospital Discharge in AdultMedical-Surgical Patients “(waines,2017). the authors used a correlational,prospective, longitudinal design with path analyses was used to explore relationshipsamong transition theory to related variables. The study is using Dr. Meleistransition theory in conducting this study to understand how the variables areimpacting the patients in the discharge transition.

Studentexplains how the author’s used the theory in their research.The theory was used to guideidentification of variables for this study. The purpose of this study was toidentify patient characteristics, hospitalization factors, and hospital nursingpractices that are predictive of adult medical-surgical patients’ perceptionsof their readiness to go home at the time of discharge and the relationship ofperceptions of discharge readiness to post hospitalization coping andutilization outcomes  Hospital discharge was viewed as atransitional process occurring in three phases: (a) the hospitalization phaseduring which discharge preparation occurs, (b) the discharge when short-termoutcomes of the preparatory process can be measured, and (c) the post-dischargeperiod when patients’.Four major dimensions oftransitions theory were explored in this study: the nature of the transition(hospitalization factors including planned or prior admissions and length ofhospital stay), transition conditions (patient characteristics including age,gender, race, socioeconomic status, and living alone), nursing therapeutics(discharge teaching and care coordination), and patterns of response (readinessfor hospital discharge, post discharge coping difficulty, and post dischargeutilization of health services). Transitions theory proposes that the nature ofthe transition, transition conditions, and nursing therapeutic practices willaffect patterns of response during a transition. Transitions theory conceptdefinitions and specification of the related study variables and empiricalindicators.Studentcritiques the author’s use of the theory.On the article the method used tomeasure the variable concerning the nursing practice prior discharge was notclarified.

The method could be more in depth of the nursing care perceived andthe quality of patient teaching prior to discharge and how this variable playeda major role on the outcomes for the discharge transition.Studentevaluates the usefulness of the theory in explaining their results. Finally, the study results  support Meleis’ transitions theory as auseful model for conceptualizing and investigating  framework to the discharge transition.Moreover the results have implications for the clinical nurse specialist rolein patient and staff education, system building for the post dischargetransition, and measurement of clinical care outcomes.             article Theorists and Their Work -E-BookBy Martha RaileAlligood