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COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: A Resource Guide for Midwives


  • Suellen Miller CNM, PhD,

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    • Suellen Miller is faculty in the Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, as well as associate director of the Field Placement Services/Public Health Practice Program. Suellen received her midwifery certificate at Meharry Medical College in 1977, her master's in Health Services Administration from Antioch University, and her PhD in Family Health Care Nursing from the School of Nursing, UCSF. She has been involved in clinical midwifery, education, and research for more than 20 years; all of her practice experiences have been in collaborative practices.

  • Tekoa King CNM, MPH

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    • Tekoa King is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco and faculty member of the Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education program. Ms. King received her midwifery certificate from Georgetown University and MPH in Maternal Child Health from the University of California at Berkeley.

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There is a paucity of literature specifically addressing the efficacy of collaborative practices composed of midwives and physicians. However, the literature documenting the effectiveness of interdisciplinary teams of various health care providers combined with the literature on the effectiveness of midwifery practice presents a compelling argument for midwife-physician collaborative practice. This resource list provides access to literature on interdisciplinary collaboration most relevant to midwives engaged in creating, reestablishing, and researching collaborative practice models.