Petricia Aikins Murphy is an assistant professor of nursing of the Columbia University School of Nursing. She received her MS in nurse midwifery there in 1979, and her doctorate in public health (epidemiolgy) from the Columbia University School of Public Health in 1993. Her research interests include evaluation of practices related to health promotion/disease prevention activities, including appropriate risk assessment.
PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Health Assessment, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention Services
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1996 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 83–91, March-April 1996
How to Cite
Murphy, P. A. (1996), PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Health Assessment, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention Services. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 41: 83–91. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(96)00010-9
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
This report describes the health assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention practices of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) working in ambulatory care settings. Survey questionnaires were sent to a stratified systematic random sample of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) members. Respondents were asked to identify the proportion of clients in their practices for whom certain health assessments and health promotion activities were routinely provided. Sixty-six percent of the targeted sample were eligible providers of ambulatory care and returned a completed questionnaire. Results indicate that CNMs meet or approach current national targeted goals for many health assessment and health promotion services. Areas for further improvement are discussed.