Homebound pregnant adolescents

Sarah J.M. Shaefer, Janice M. Emerling

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The toll of adolescent pregnancy on the adolescent as well as society is immense. This population presents unique challenges to the nurse. Adolescent pregnancy within a developmental context, assessment of health status, health education, parenting, and life choices for pregnant adolescents are described in this article. Resources and suggested interventions are also included. The goal of a healthy outcome for both mother and baby is achieved by collaboration between the nurse and the adolescent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent pregnancy
  • Health education
  • Home care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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