Perinatal partnerships in practice: A conceptual framework for linking care across the childbearing continuum

Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Cynthia Armstrong Persily

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    Health care delivery across the childbearing continuum can involve multiple providers and sites, resulting in fragmentation and duplication of services. This article. presents a framework for developing linkages across care sites and providers as a potential model for minimizing such fragmentation and duplication. Nurses' presence in all health care settings, dominance in the provision of direct care services, and holistic focus of care establish them as logical leaders in linkage development.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)31-37
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jun 1995



    • Childbearing continuum
    • Communication
    • Coordination
    • Linkages
    • Pregnancy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics
    • Critical Care
    • Maternity and Midwifery

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