Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2002 Jun;8(2):222-231.

Development of Digital Textbook for Maternity Nursing Practice for the Internet: Nursing Care of Women in Labor and Delivery

  • 1College of Nursing, Yonsei University; Research Institute for Home Health Care, Korea.
  • 2Graduate School College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.


This study was done to develop a digital textbook for students to use over the internet for maternity nursing practice. The textbook is not only for student nurses, but also for nurse midwives and nurses working in the maternity. The process used was as follows; 1.Existing educational media on maternity nursing were reviewed and examined. 2.Workshops and meetings were held to decide the most appropriate type of presentation. 3. The digital content including text, pictures, audios, and videos were developed using Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier. 4.Revisions were made recursively as the content was previewed and implemented over the internet by professionals and the end-users. 5. A database of members and a web survey module were developed and posted. The clinical implication of a digital textbook over the internet is the possibility of using it to educate many student nurses throughout the country and to disseminate the content for whoever needs it in practice settings and facilities. Another implication is that this site stressed interactivity by developing member database and web survey. In conclusion, the study found this first trial of digital textbook to be a unique educational media for nursing skills practice. Further refinement of this media is strongly recommended.


Digital textbook; Maternity nursing practice

MeSH Terms

Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Child Nursing*
Nurse Midwives
Nursing Care*
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