Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum
||INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLLS:
Residents will communicate effectively with patients and families regarding breastfeeding.
- Practice communication skills about the topic of breastfeeding.
- Conduct a role play of a case study involving a physician providing peripartum support
to a mother. Continue the role play of the same case study by adding the scenario
where the pediatrician or family physician discusses the case with the mother's
obstetrician and/or vice versa. The purpose is to exemplify the importance of communication
among different types of physicians when providing breastfeeding support.
Evaluate the role-playing performance.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLLS:
Residents will provide culturally effective breastfeeding care.
- Define culture and cultural competency.
- Describe how culture affects the decision to breastfeed and impacts breastfeeding
- Demonstrate counseling skills that enable mothers to overcome barriers to breastfeeding.
- Recognize the effect of cultural diversity on breastfeeding attitudes and practices
and encourage variations to practice, if appropriate, that effectively promote and
support breastfeeding in different cultures.
- Use the Cultural
or develop case studies based on faculty/resident experience to have residents practice
different scenarios that require consideration with regard to cultural competency.
Use a teaching conference or teaching rounds to illustrate problem solving skills
that require cultural knowledge and sensitivity.
Grade the answers/responses of residents to the case studies against the answers
that have been provided in this curriculum or use the Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment to evaluate
residents' knowledge of providing culturally competent care.