Exploring the Value of Group and Traditional Obstetrical Appointments to Reduce Health Disparity
Date of Graduation
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Disparity in health outcomes is influenced by socioeconomic factors that may include access to important healthcare information in a culturally sensitive way. Can a group appointment model like the CenteringPregnancy model provide a more effective means for engaging Spanish-speaking pregnant women? Research studies using the group prenatal appointment model show increased pregnancy knowledge, readiness for labor and higher satisfaction compared with individual prenatal appointments. This paper discusses the importance of reducing disparities in birth outcomes using a group appointment model conducted in partial fulfillment for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Holbrook, Helene M., "Exploring the Value of Group and Traditional Obstetrical Appointments to Reduce Health Disparity" (2010). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects. 4.