Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
May 05, 2010 | by: Andrea D. Lythgoe, LCCE
When most people think of reading research, they think of reading an original research study. And there are plenty of those published in journals all the time. Original research generally falls into two main categories: quantitative research and qualititative research. Its really too bad the terms
April 27, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the leading nonprofit organization working to accelerate change in healthcare, has been in the news this month because its CEO, Donald Berwick, was recently nominated to head up the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
April 25, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
If you haven't heard, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits U.S. hospitals, has recently rolled out a bundle of perinatal quality measures. These measures are designed for hospitals to track and improve their performance on indicators of perinatal quality, including the proportion of
April 24, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Our Consider the Source series offers an inside look at research from the researchers themselves. In this installment, my guest is a prominent midwife-researcher who was the lead investigator on The National Birth Center Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researched and wrote
April 21, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
As I mentioned the other day, this week is my one-year blogiversary. Like many bloggers, I look back on my first year and realize that I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I clicked publish to submit that first post. I didnt know how much time and mental energy it would take, how
April 18, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Note: If this post looks familiar, then thank you for being one of my dedicated readers who has followed me from the very beginning. Yes, this is a repost of my very first blog postand this week marks the first anniversary of Science & Sensibility! Happy blog-aversary to us! Later this week, Ill
April 17, 2010 | by: Andrea D. Lythgoe, LCCE
Since it has been a while since weve had any articles in this series, you may want to refresh your memory by rereading the first and second installments in the Becoming a Critical Reader series. I promise it wont be so long of a gap before the rest of them!
OK, having reviewed and identified yo
April 10, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
I kicked off this blog carnival with a post titled, Six Reasons I *Heart* Qualitative Research. I had been wanting to write a post about qualitative research for a while, and the topic of the second stage of labor was the perfect opportunity, since theres so much great qualitative research on
April 07, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Just a few weeks before her death last year, Karen Kilson, a beloved local doula and childbirth educator, sent me this email: She didnt hear back from me, because it was one of too many emails I let sit in my inbox until I had the time to write a coherent response. And in the meantime she passed
April 03, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
It sounded like an April Fools joke, except the story broke two days early. Doctors in North Carolina induced and ultimately performed a cesarean on a woman who wasnt pregnant. The case happened in 2008 but we all learned about it this week because the North Carolina Medical Board finished their
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