Conceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review

Authors: Leahy-Warren, P; Mulcahy, H; Benefield, L; Bradley, C; Coffey, A; Donohoe, A; Fitzgerald, S; Frawley, T; Healy, E; Healy, M; Kelly, M; McCarthy, B; McLoughlin, K; Meagher, C; O’Connell, R; O’Mahony, A; Paul, G; Phelan, A; Stokes, D; Walsh, J; Savage, E.

Source: BMC Nursing. 2017 Jun 29;16(1):35

Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. Primary and community health services are the typical points of access for most people and the location where most care is delivered. The scope of primary healthcare is complex and multifaceted and therefore requires a practice framework with sound conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The aim of this paper is to present a conceptual model informed by a scoping evidence review of the literature.

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