Jo-Anna L. Rorie is an assistant professor and faculty member of the Nurse Midwifery Educationer and Maternal and Child Health Programs of the Boston University School of Public Health. She received her MSN and nurse-midwifery education from Yale University and her MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health. Ms. Rorie has extensive experience providing primary care for women, especially African American women at the [Text missing in PDF] Community Health Center in Roxbury, drug addicted women at the Neil J. Houston House in Boston and incarcerated women at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham, Massachusetts.
PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Cultural Competence in Primary Care Services
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1996 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 92–100, March-April 1996
How to Cite
Rorie, J.-A. L., Paine, L. L. and Barger, M. K. (1996), PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Cultural Competence in Primary Care Services. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 41: 92–100. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(96)00009-2
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The assessment of cultural competence in providing primary care services (or women is addressed Emphasis is placed on the ways in which cultural competency attainment can ensure the availability of key primary care components to all women, especially those from certain vulnerable populations and those who have specific primary health care needs, A cultural competence continuum is described that will assist providers in an assessment of their own cultural competency levels, as well as those of the service settings in which they practice. Six scenarios are provided, describing experiences at each level of the continuum that may hinder the development and delivery of effective primary care service interventions. Examples of ways in which nurse-midwives can provide leadership in the area of cultural competence in women's primary care are also included.