Tekoa King is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco, a faculty member of the Community Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, and a member of an integrated faculty MD/CNM practice. Ms. King received her BSN from the University of California at San Francisco, midwifery certificate from Georgetown University, and MPH in Maternal Child Health from the University of California at Berkeley.
INTEGRATED MIDWIFE–PHYSICIAN PRACTICE: Obstetric Darwinism?
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
1998 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 55–60, January-February 1998
How to Cite
King, T. and Shah, M. A. (1998), INTEGRATED MIDWIFE–PHYSICIAN PRACTICE: Obstetric Darwinism?. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43: 55–60. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(97)00126-2
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
The health care delivery system is experiencing rapid changes in structure and form. Economically driven reform efforts emphasize cost-containment that encompasses quality and patient satisfaction. Collaborative or joint nurse-midwife/physician practices have been proposed as one solution ideally suited to meet the contingencies of the new era of health care. Collaborative efforts can range from clinical collaboration to financial and structural integration between midwives and physician partners. The structure of different interdisciplinary models is presented. Future issues faced by one such model, the joint or integrated midwife/physician practice, are discussed.