Ramona Mercer

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Ramona T. Mercer     



Ramona T. Mercer


Ramona T. Mercer, PhD, RN, FAAN is professor emeritus in the department of family health care nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Her career has included positions as head nurse in pediatrics and staff nurse in intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn nursery units. Her research on parenting in low- and high-risk situations, and transition to the maternal role has spanned over 30 years. Her current activities include lecturing, consulting, and writing. She was the 1990 recipient of the American Nurses Foundation’s Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award. She is the author of Perspectives on Adolescent Health Care, Transitions in a Woman’s Life, and Parents at Risk

  • Role Attainment - Formulated to serve as a framework for nurses to provide appropriate health care interventions for nontraditional mothers so they could successfully attain a strong maternal identity. (Information from Nursingtheory.net)

Available Publications


First-Time Motherhood: Experiences from Teens to Forties
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (June 1, 1986)
ISBN: 0826151604

Becoming a Mother: Research on Maternal Identity from Rubin to the Present (Springer Series : Focus on Women, Vol 18)
Research on maternal role attainment, for graduate students or nursing researchers in maternal/child care.
Hardcover: 388 pages
Publisher: Springer Pub Co (September 1, 1995)
ISBN: 0826189709

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