Lynette Russell, CNM, MS, received her master's degree from Columbia University in 1972. She is currently practicing with the midwivery service at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center In Hanover, New Hampshire, and is a clinical assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School.
THE ROLE OF NURSE MIDWIVES IN PROVIDING NEWBORN AND CHILD CARE
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
1992 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 37, Issue S1, pages 114S–119S, March-April 1992
How to Cite
Russell, L., Elsberry, C. “., Hubbard, K., MacNeil, K. and Rhoads-Martinez, R. (1992), THE ROLE OF NURSE MIDWIVES IN PROVIDING NEWBORN AND CHILD CARE. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 37: 114S–119S. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(92)90014-T
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
The purpose of this exchange is to share the experiences and practices of four nurse-midwifery services that are involved in aspects of newborn and child care. Some examples of historical developments that have influenced the divergent trends in newborn child care in midwifery today are given. The contributors describe special procedures, as well as extended care of newborns as they become infants, children, and young adults. The type and extent of care provided is responsive to the needs and expectations of the families served and to the community in which the service is located. It also reflects the philosophy of the midwifery practice.