Mary E. Jackson

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The move of the birth site from home to hospital in the United States from 1800 through the early part of the 20th Century is described. The reemergence of home birth in the United States since the early 1960s and the evolution of nurse-midwifery care in the home birth setting are discussed. Misconceptions regarding home birth and a review of international(More)
The home setting not only provides a special environment for birth and the practice of midwifery, but also has an impact on the processes used in clinical decision making. This article focuses on collaboration between the midwife and the birthing woman and also discusses the collaborative relationship between midwives and obstetric consultants. A home birth(More)
This article demonstrates a method for evaluating the predictive validity of nursing home pre-admission screens (PAS) by using measures of predictive validity adapted from the field of epidemiology. Our approach estimates how well as PAS performs in identifying the "who but for" population of the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs(More)
Identification and prevention of pressure ulcers is a major area of interest for hospital clinicians and regulatory agencies. More importantly, Gorecki et al1 completed a metasynthesis of 31 articles investigating the impact of pressure ulcers on health-related quality of life among geriatric patients and reported that pressure ulcers substantially affect(More)
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