THE UMBILICAL CORD: Transcultural Care and Customs


  • Diana S. Perry S.N.M.

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    • Diana Perry is currently completing work on a Master of Science in Nursing Degree with a major in Nurse-Midwifery at Saint Louis University. Upon graduation, she will fulfill a two-year committment with the National Health Service Corp and has requested a position with the Indian Health Service.

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A number of cultural practices and beliefs associated with the umbilical cord are presented and the history of current cord care regimes in United States hospitals is also reviewed.