Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has preventable risk factors; the sleep environment of the infant is one of those risk factors. SIDS is the leading cause of infant deaths in the Aberdeen Area of Indian Health Service, accounting for more than one fourth of the infant deaths. The project proposed utilizes Madeline Leininger's Culture Care Theory combined with an education model incorporating motivational interviewing with the current patient education used by the Public Health Nursing Department at the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital promoting a safe sleep environment.
Johnson, Kari, "Motivational Interviewing with Patient Education to Promote a Safe Sleep Environment for Lakota Infants" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 419.