Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes

Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • erschienen am 30. Mai 2017
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 366 Seiten
978-0-8261-2589-7 (ISBN)
Written for graduate students and professionals in the fields of midwifery, women's health, and public health, this book explores the freestanding birth center model in the United States from its conception by pioneering midwives and others in the early 1970s to the present day. Compared to the hospital-based birth model, the freestanding birth center offers a well-documented, healthier, more cost-effective, and more humane way to care for women and newborns, consistent with the goals of the Affordable Care Act. This rapidly expanding model of care has many positive implications for high-quality, individualized care and birth outcomes across the United States.Written by U.S. leaders in midwifery, Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes offers a comprehensive guide to the evolving role of birth centers, clinical and cost outcomes, regulatory and legal issues, provider and accreditation issues, and the future of the birth center model. Woven throughout the text are descriptions of ""exemplar"" birth centers representing diverse geographical, business, and service models. These cases illustrate the possibilities for expansion and replication of this model of care.Key Features:Provides a thorough history of the birth center movement from its inception through future expansion of the modelServes as an essential resource with up-to-date evidence on clinical and cost outcomesIncludes case studies linking the unique service focus of individual birth centers to the associated sections of the bookProvides practical and comprehensive coverage of all issues involved in running a U.S. birth centerFirst place winner in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing awards.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 232 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 621 gr
978-0-8261-2589-7 (9780826125897)
0826125891 (0826125891)
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p>Linda J. Cole, DNP, CNM, received her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Colorado in 1985, her master of science in nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994, and her doctorate in nursing practice at Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Kentucky, in 2012. Dr. Cole has spent most of her professional life in full-scope practice at a freestanding birth center, Lisa Ross Birth and Women's Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Cole joined Frontier Nursing University in 2012 as an assistant professor in the Department of Midwifery and Women's Health. She served as president of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) from 2009 to 2013. She continues to volunteer at the national level with the AABC Foundation. Her professional interests are focused on the birth center model of care and the triple aim of cost, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, received her bachelor of science in nursing at Northern Illinois University, her master of science in nursing at the University of Kentucky, and her PhD at the University of Minnesota. She is a professor in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and directs the nurse-midwifery education program there. Dr. Avery has 25 years full-scope midwifery practice experience. Her current research involves examining prenatal care practices to enhance maternal confidence for physiologic labor and birth. Dr. Avery has been a pioneer in distance education and is currently partnering with colleagues to develop interprofessional learning opportunities for midwifery students and OB/GYN residents. She is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Minnesota and is a past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

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