'It looks good on paper': Transitions of care between midwives and child and family health nurses in New South Wales

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dc.contributor.author Homer, CSE
dc.contributor.author Henry, K
dc.contributor.author Schmied, V
dc.contributor.author Kemp, L
dc.contributor.author Leap, N
dc.contributor.author Briggs, C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:49:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Women and Birth, 2009, 22 (2), pp. 64 - 72
dc.identifier.issn 1871-5192
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9464
dc.description.abstract Background: The way in which women and their babies transition from maternity services to the care of child and family health nurses differs across Australia. The aim of the study was to understand the transition of care from one service to another and how to promote collaboration in the first few weeks after the birth. Method: A descriptive study was undertaken. All midwifery, child and family health and Families NSW managers in NSW were invited to participate by completing a questionnaire. Results: There was a wide range of transition of care models. These varied by setting, geography, context and history. Three main models emerged from the analysis. These were as follows:1.Structured, non-verbal communication system that relied on paper-based or computerised systems. This included either centralised referral or centre-based referral processes.2.Liaison person model which was similar to purposeful contact, but with everything vested in one clinician who is responsible for the coordination and organisation.3.Purposeful contact model which was mostly for identified at-risk women and included continuity of care with formal networks and face to face contact. Discussion: There were a range of different models of transition of care identified in NSW depending on local context, expertise, interests and policies. Some are very structured and others have developed and evolved over time. Many models seem to be dependant on the goodwill and enthusiasm of individual clinicians. Conclusion: A more coordinated and systematised approach needs to be developed. Collaboration and communication between midwives and child and family health nurses is essential if the needs of families are to be addressed during this transition period. © 2009 Australian College of Midwives.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.wombi.2009.01.004
dc.title 'It looks good on paper': Transitions of care between midwives and child and family health nurses in New South Wales
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Women and Birth
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 22
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 64 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 72 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Center for Midwifery, Child and Family Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 Midwifery
dc.personcode 950008
dc.personcode 995272
dc.personcode 867600
dc.personcode 995146
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Child and family health nurses
dc.description.keywords Community child health
dc.description.keywords Health visitors
dc.description.keywords Maternal and child health
dc.description.keywords Maternity services
dc.description.keywords Midwives
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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