Call for Papers on Collaborative Practice in Maternity Care

By Rachel Walden — January 6, 2011

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Nurse-Midwives have put out a call for papers for an upcoming issue of ACOG’s journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology. The call asks for contributions “describing successful and sustainable models of collaborative practice involving obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives.”

The call explains:

The impending maternity care workforce crisis necessitates focusing on best practices across the US; therefore, preference will be given to papers about successful collaborative practice and outcomes. Discussions of how physician and midwife collaborative practice models have affected maternity and women’s health care in both community and academic settings are being sought. Papers will be evaluated based on thoroughness of description, sustainability, level of influence on access to care, health disparities, vulnerable populations, clinical outcomes, education or research.

Top papers may win a prize and authors may be asked to present at upcoming conferences for both organizations. Papers must be coauthored by at least one ACOG Fellow and one ACNM member who is a Certified Nurse-Midwife/Certified Midwife. The deadline is February 1, 2011.

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