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dc.contributor.advisorWallace, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Hayley
dc.contributor.authorLeckliter, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Kieran
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T14:58:49Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T14:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-29
dc.identifier.citationJenkins, Hayley, Leckliter, Ashley, Phelan, Kieran, & Wilson, Jennifer. 2016. Survey of breastfeeding curriculum in physician assistant education. --In Proceedings: 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 69
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/12216
dc.descriptionHonorable mention of poster presentations. Presented to the 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 29, 2016.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions
dc.description.abstractThe benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. In 2011, the Surgeon General's Call to Action specifically identified physician assistants (PAs) and their role in supporting breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding is not included on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) exam blueprint that serves as a guide for PA program curriculums. There is a discrepancy between the Surgeon General's expectation and what is required in PA curriculum. We conducted a cross sectional survey asking PA educators about their breastfeeding curriculum. Results identified a variety of teaching methods and topics included in PA breastfeeding curriculum as well as barriers, including the omission on the NCCPA blueprint. Additionally, 79 percent of programs were unaware of the Call to Action. The results support the need for a change in the NCCPA blueprint and a consistent teaching method so that PAs are able to meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers and infants.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries, Regional Institute on Aging
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv. 12
dc.titleSurvey of breastfeeding curriculum in physician assistant education
dc.typeAbstract
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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