Lisa Paine is an Associate Professor and Director of the Maternal and Child Health and Nurse-Midwifery Education Programs at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has extensive clinical experience working in primary care teams in both rural and urban areas, and frequently lectures on the topic of collaborative primary care roles. Dr. Paine provided executive direction for this home study series on primary care for women.
PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: An Overview of the Role of the Nurse-Midwife
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1995 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 65–73, March-April 1995
How to Cite
Paine, L. L., Barger, M. K., Marchese, T. and Rorie, J.-A. (1995), PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: An Overview of the Role of the Nurse-Midwife. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 40: 65–73. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(95)00015-C
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The nurse-midwife's past, present, and future roles in the primary care of women are explored using a recent Institute of Medicine report on primary care as a framework for discussion. Primary care, the scope of services, and the role of the primary care clinician are described, and specific strategies for a primary care emphasis in basic nurse-midwifery education are addressed. The nurse-midwife's future roles in collaborative practice for the primary care of women and the need for continuing education opportunities in primary care are also discussed.