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planning

 [plan´ing]
consciously setting forth a scheme to achieve a desired end or goal. The planning phase of the nursing process provides a blueprint for nursing interventions to achieve specified goals. A plan of nursing care includes nursing diagnoses arranged in order of priority, goals or objectives that give direction and purpose to nursing intervention, nursing orders that encompass nursing activities necessary to achieve specified goals, and criteria by which it is possible to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing intervention and the plan of care. In most instances the goals or objectives can be used as outcome criteria for the evaluation phase of the process.

Goals or objectives in the care plan should be stated in behavioral terms, that is, they should describe what the patient will be able to do as a result of nursing interventions. If they are to be useful as criteria for evaluation, they should be measurable and realistic. Nursing orders are the nursing actions and patient activities prescribed by the nurse to achieve the stated goals and objectives.
discharge planning in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparation for moving a patient from one level of care to another within or outside the current health care agency. See also discharge planner.
family planning the practice of birth control measures within the context of family values, attitudes, and beliefs; including oral contraceptives, diaphragm, condom, and natural family planning; see also contraception.
family planning, natural methods of avoiding conception without the use of artificial contraceptive means; see discussion under contraception. Called also fertility awareness methods.
family planning: contraception in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of pregnancy prevention by providing information about the physiology of reproduction and methods to control conception. See also contraception.
family planning: infertility in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management, education, and support of the patient and significant other undergoing evaluation and treatment for infertility.
family planning: unplanned pregnancy in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of decision making regarding pregnancy outcome.

family planning

n.
A program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control.

family planning


family planning, natural

methods of preventing conception without the use of artificial contraceptive means. Also called fertility awareness methods. See also contraception.

family planning

Social medicine The constellation of activities, in particular, fertility control–timed contraception and planned conception, undertaken by a heterosexual couple of childbearing yrs to achieve the desired birth spacing and family size. See Fertility, Griswold v. Connecticut

family planning

A conscious decision as to the number and spacing of children born, effected by the use of CONTRACEPTION.

family planning

see BIRTH CONTROL.
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This legal and ethical consensus exists under family planning policy to respect the beliefs and needs of faith-based institutions and individual patients alike; however, the same careful balance has been abandoned in HIV/AIDS policy.
In particular unmarried, young, poor, migrant and rural women often have no access to family planning counselling and services, it added.
Hailing the efforts of the Indian government, Melesse highlighted that the government was committed to upgrade the family planning services and they would also involve the private sector.
It's imperative that state and federal policymakers continue to support Title X family planning to ensure that millions of patients served continue to have access to vital family planning care.
1 state gives priority in the allocation of state family planning funds to agencies that do not provide abortion services.
California's waiver program, Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care and Treatment), expands family planning services to any adult or adolescent who is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
The potential positive role of men as equal partners in family planning has often been ignored due to the one-sided emphasis on women and the assumption that men hold negative attitudes toward family planning practices (Ratcliffe, Hill, Dibba & Wairaven, 2001).
The Medicaid statute includes two other key provisions aimed at improving access to family planning for beneficiaries.
Overview : The overall goal of the Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Program (LMS/Haiti) is to strengthen the leadership and management skills of Haiti s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) to respond to the challenges of reproductive health commodity security and the delivery of quality family planning and other health services.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar says efforts are afoot to provide better health care and family planning services to people at their doorsteps.
The 2012 London Summit on Family Planning refocused attention on family planning, garnering much-needed support for the goal of reenergizing and expanding programs in 69 low- and medium-income countries "to enable 120 million more women .
At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, the international community made a commitment to reduce this unmet need by reaching 120 million women and girls from the world's poorest countries with voluntary access to family planning information, contraceptives, and services by 2020, an agreement known as FP2020.

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