Article| Volume 7, ISSUE 5, P312-318, October 1992

Nursing role supplementation for adolescent parents: Prescriptive nursing practice

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      Role supplementation interventions were developed to support role taking in parenting and health decision-making for adolescent parents. The prescriptive nursing interventions provided during prenatal, well child, and home visits during the first 2 years of the child's life are based on role supplementation theory. Strategies derived from role theory are integrated with assessment and intervention activities. Adolescents receive role supplementation from a primary nurse who continues to see them and their infants over the 2-year period. The role supplementation intervention is currently being tested in a longitudinal research project.
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