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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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1 Pakistan was among the initial countries which supported and started family planning activities in 1950s.
2% had knowledge regarding family planning methods followed by <18 years (89.
The] UNFPA has been working with local governments in ensuring that access to quality reproductive health services, including family planning, will be available, especially for the poorest and disadvantaged communities who need these services most,' it said.
Policymakers' attempts to restrict family planning funds and providers have been reinvigorated not just in Congress, but across many states.
The ministry has planned to launch ' Mission Parivar Vikas' in 145 high focus districts having highest Total Fertility Rates ( TFR) in the country, for improved family planning services It will be launched in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh ( BIMARU) states along with Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Assam, that together contribute 44 per cent to the total population The main objective of ' Mission Parivas Vikas' will be to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies Under the programme, the central government will offer administrative operational cost and supply contraceptives, such as condoms, Copper T, birth control pills, commodities free of cost 115 of these districts i.
Linking environmental benefits to family planning can be controversial, since the use of family planning is--and always should be--a private choice that people make for their own reasons," notes Robert Engelman, former president of Worldwatch Institute, who directed the FPESA project.
Dr Aziz ur Rab, CEO Greenstar Social Mareketing talked about integration of maternal and child for uptake of family planning , capacity building of mid-level cadre of health workers for better productivity in family planning and task sharing to help achieve the desired Contraceptive Prevalence Rate.
8 million males visited Title X service sites, and the percentage of family planning users who were male nearly doubled from 4.
However, in 1985, allegations of coercive user payments for sterilization were leveled against the program in Bangladesh--both by the "new right" movement that wanted the United States to cut off all aid to family planning other than natural family planning, and by a group of academics and activists who opposed family planning because they considered it to be foisted on people in developing countries.
Giving people access to family planning is crucial to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.
A new analysis by the Population Council shows that engaging men in family planning decisions and dialogue can be a powerful way to help change attitudes and behaviors regarding family planning in Pakistan.
In areas with high fertility and low contraceptive use, attitudes can indicate the general reception of family planning by the community.

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